Man United have received some welcome news on the injury front, with Eric Bailly back in Manchester.
Manchester United’s Premier League campaign looks destined to end with the Red Devils sat in second place. It’s going to take a miracle for us to usurp City at the top or drop that many points to fall into third.
That said, it’s always nice to keep winning football games, purely from a confidence standpoint. This weekend, Old Trafford welcomes Burnley Football Club – in a game where you’d hope that three points are more than achievable.
This is the first time in ages where United haven’t had a midweek game to worry about, so I’d expect the gaffer to play a strong team here, in order to keep up the pressure in the unlikely event that City do slip up.
Ahead of that game, United have been given an injury boost, with 27-year-old Eric Bailly fit again after suffering from both an injury and COVID-19. The gaffer would confirm the news during his pre-match press conference.
Check out what the gaffer had to say here:
“Yes, Eric’s back,” said Solskjaer while speaking to club media.
“He’s doing all the tests to see how he feels. Marcus, obviously, we’ve had to rest this week. Hopefully he can play. We’ll do a test with him the day before the game. Apart from that, we didn’t lose any, which is a good place to be in.”
Whether or not Bailly is feeling well enough to play here remains to be seen. I would guess probably not, purely because his body will still be feeling the aftereffects of the coronavirus.
Again, this is just Bailly all over. He has a few good games then goes missing for a few months. This time around it’s through no fault of his own but you cannot ignore the unreliability.
This leads to a lack of trust from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which is completely understandable given the circumstances. That, in turn, leads to Bailly being ready to reject United contract offers due to a lack of playing time. It does let us all know that the Reds believe in him somewhat, though, otherwise they wouldn’t be trying to keep him.
In the end, I reckon Bailly ends up leaving this summer, which explains all the rumours linking United with a move to sign a new centre-half.
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