Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has vowed to comeback stronger next season after suffering a medial knee ligament injury during the recent1-1 Premier League draw against Chelsea. The Ivorian was a surprise starter against the Blues at the weekend but his game ended on a sad note after he was taken off injured during the final quarter of the match.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since confirmed that the versatile defender has suffered a knee injury which requires an operation and Bailly has now welcomed the fans support with an Instagram message which read: “I would like to thank everyone for the messages of love and support I have received. Some injuries are unavoidable. It’s true that this season hasn’t smiled down upon me very much, but I will return soon and with more strength next season, God willing.”
Manchester United will reportedly refuse Jose Mourinho with the funds to bolster the squad in the New Year. The Red Devils have endured a frustrating start to the Premier League season with just 20 points from their opening 12 matches and this had recently spread the speculation that they could go on a winter spending spree.
However, according to The Independent, that may not be the case when the transfer window reopens with the hierarchy still concerned over the lack of sufficient impact from Jose Mourinho’s signings. In particular, there are said to be concerns regarding the failure of both Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof to sufficiently impress at the heart of the defence while the same goes for midfielder Fred, who was recruited from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer after a huge outlay of nearly £52m.