Bailly did not travel with the United squad for their Champions League group stage opener against PSG, with Axel Tuanzebe shining at the heart of their defence in the 2-1 win in his absence. Ole Gunnar Solskjær confirmed after the game that Bailly missed out due to a muscle injury.
The United manager also confirmed that the defender’s injury is set to keep him out of action for around four weeks. That would see the Ivory Coast international miss out on the Red Devils’ matches against Chelsea, RB Leipzig, Arsenal, Istanbul Basaksehir and Everton.
The 26-year-old, whose current deal, worth £80,000-a-week (Spotrac), still has another two years left to run, has endured multiple injury issues throughout his time at Old Trafford. That has prevented him from securing a place in the side alongside Harry Maguire. The defender has only made more than 20 league appearances in a season once since arriving at the club (Sofascore).
Some United fans have now seen enough and are urging the club to cash in on him at some point in the next two transfer windows. While others were keen to point out he has shown some quality during his time at the club, but bemoaned his lack of reliability.
United fans react to latest Bailly setback
Needs selling. Good player, but he's too injury prone and we've got no room for passengers anymore.
— Dai (@dairobs11) October 20, 2020
I like Eric but he needs to go now. Man just can’t stay fit and when he plays it’s only a match here and there and can’t get a run of games to build on something.
— conor mclarnon (@cmclarnon89) October 20, 2020
I guess that’s the last we will ever see of him. I mean not with what we have seen from Tuanzebe. Surely if he stays fit Bailly might never play for us again
— Roy JoaKeys🎹 (@RoyMujeere) October 20, 2020
We can’t rely on him anymore. His injury record is too much
— arf (@UtdArf) October 20, 2020
This his last season with us then
— Alexander (@DilatedOjOs) October 20, 2020
We cannot keep this guy forever, one game on and one month off.
— Colin Lo (@colin_zzz) October 21, 2020
Sell this bloke off
Always down with injury
— Arpit Vira (@UtdVira) October 20, 2020
In other news, find out what got these United fans talking after behind scenes footage emerged of their preparations for the PSG game here and don’t forget to leave a comment below!
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