Eric Bailly in action against Chelsea.

Bailly vows to come back stronger

Eric Bailly has expressed his intention and determination to return from his latest injury setback as a stronger player.

The Manchester United defender was back in the starting XI for Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea, making his second Premier League start of 2019 after recovering from another injury problem.

But the Ivory Coast international’s 50th league appearance for the Reds was, unfortunately, cut short after he sustained a knee problem, and was replaced by Marcos Rojo in the 71st minute at Old Trafford.

Eric Bailly injured against Chelsea.
Eric suffered a knee injury against Chelsea last time out.

We confirmed yesterday (Monday) that our no.3 suffered a medial ligament injury in his right knee against the Blues, which rules him out of the Reds’ final two league games against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City, as well as the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament with his country.

Writing in an Instagram post, Eric thanked fans for their well wishes and vowed to come back stronger in the 2019/20 campaign.

“I would like to thank everyone for the messages of love and support I have received,” Eric said. “It’s tough but one must accept that 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.”

He also tweeted the same message:

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could provide a further update on Bailly’s situation and who could replace him against Huddersfield in his pre-match press conference on Friday.

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