Solskjaer provides an update on Bailly
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Eric Bailly with be unavailable for three to four weeks with the injury that prevented him from facing Paris Saint-Germain.
Instead, Bailly watched the action from home as the Reds secured an impressive 2-1 win over the Ligue 1 champions thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
Speaking to reporters after the final whistle in Paris, Ole admitted he does not expect Eric to feature again until the next international break – which begins following our trip to Everton on 7 November.
That estimation from the manager suggests our tough-tackling no.3 is set to miss upcoming fixtures against Chelsea, RB Leipzig, Arsenal, Basaksehir and the aforementioned Toffees.
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It will be interesting to see who starts against Frank Lampard’s Blues after an impressive defensive performance versus PSG, featuring a central trio of Axel Tuanzebe, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and new signing Alex Telles operating as wing-backs.
Tuanzebe had not played a competitive match since December 2019, yet somehow produced an incredible display to keep opposition forwards Angel Di Maria, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe quiet.
Speaking on BT Sport, club legend Rio Ferdinand also highlighted Tuanzebe’s strong outing and was clear in his assessment when asked if Axel has played his way into the team.
“Ole has just said he's snuffed out two of the best strikers in the world. You have to reward performances. He's had a hard time with injuries, his first game in 10 months but to come in and play like that, you have to be rewarded.”