Manchester United’s tour of the Far East went excellently. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team won four from four, while putting in some more than convincing performances in the process.
However, there was one major concern at the end of play yesterday – as Eric Bailly limped off the field during the game against Tottenham Hotspur with what looked like a knee problem.
After the Ivorian was pictured with crutches and his leg in a knee brace immediately after the game, things have only gotten worse for the 25-year-old.
Today, upon his arrival back in Manchester, the United defender was pictured in a wheelchair with some heavy strapping on his knee once again – which is extremely worrying signs for United and Solskjaer.
More than anything, I feel sorry for Bailly. The 25-year-old just cannot catch a break at the moment which is a massive shame because on his day, he’s arguably United’s best centre-half.
For Solskjaer, the questions now must be asked about whether Bailly can be relied upon. I’m no doctor but I’d be genuinely surprised if we see him take to the field again in 2019.
Then you have Edward Woodward, who’ll be under massive pressure to ensure that Solskjaer isn’t short on centre-halves going into the new season. Harry Maguire, anyone?