Confirmed: The severity of Bailly's knee injury
We can confirm that Manchester United defender Eric Bailly suffered a medial ligament injury on his right knee during Sunday’s Premier League match against Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Furthermore, Bailly is also now unable to play in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
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Bailly had hoped to represent his nation in their group games against South Africa, Morocco and Namibia, but unfortunately his knee injury will not allow it.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has a selection headache at centre-back ahead of this Sunday's Premier League match at Huddersfield Town.
Phil Jones and Chris Smalling both missed our last game against Chelsea due to fitness concerns. With Bailly now unavailable, Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo are presumably the only fit defenders in those central positions.
Ole may provide an update during his pre-match press conference on Friday.
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