Eric Bailly ‘may not play for United again’, medical expert claims

Eric Bailly may well have played his last game for Man United, according to one medical expert…

Manchester United’s issues this season have stemmed from conceding too many goals. Raphael Varane has been pretty decent but aside from that, our struggles have been real.

The likes of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof haven’t been consistent enough. On top of that, you have Eric Bailly who is always injured.

Our Ivory Coast international made a bright start to life at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho. Though since then, things have gone downhill pretty quickly…

Yet again, Bailly is out injured right now. The ex-Villareal man is dealing with a swollen ankle. Although medical expert Ben Dinnery says that it could be just a short-term problem, he claims the 27-year-old may well already have played his last game for the club…

Check out what Ben Dinnery had to say in full here:

“He’s still not back in training yet,” Dinnery told Football Insider.

“He has also been heavily linked with a move away from Man United.

“When you look at who they have defensively, it looks as though Phil Jones has stepped above him in the pecking order.

“It could even be a question of if and not when he’ll be back. He may not play for United again.

“A swollen ankle is a pretty generic term. It doesn’t seem like there is anything too sinister besides some swelling. It may just be one or two weeks.

“There could just be a little bit of fluid in and around that joint. There wasn’t anything partiality obvious in terms of the mechanism of the injury itself.

“I don’t think it’s one Rangnick will be overly concerned about given that you have Maguire, Varane, Lindelof and Jones all available for selection.”

It’s pretty clear that Bailly is as far down the pecking order as he probably has been during his time at Old Trafford. That doesn’t look like changing anytime soon as he simply cannot be trusted to string a run of games together.

Back in January, it already looked like the writing was on the wall for Bailly, with the defender setting his sights elsewhere in terms of his playing career…

It’s a tricky situation. United aren’t going to find it easy to find a potential buyer for Bailly given his injury history, while I’m not sure any club out there will be willing to match his massive wages, either.

Hopefully, the club can come to some sort of agreement that’ll allow Bailly to rediscover his best form, starting with the 2022/23 season.

Is it time for Man United to move off Eric Bailly? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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