Yesterday afternoon, Manchester United’s season was all-but finished. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men let a 1-0 lead slip, allowing Chelsea to pick up a point that should seal their place in next season’s Champions League.
In terms of quality, the game was pretty poor. Both sides struggled to get things going offensively in a real stop-start affair. The match wasn’t helped by injuries disrupting the rhythm, either, with United suffering two problems.
Marcus Rashford went down with a shoulder issue, while Eric Bailly suffered a nasty-looking knee problem. In regards to the latter, the Baby Faced Assassin confirmed that his season is probably over – although it’s ‘not the worst’ knee injury you can have which is a minor positive.
“He will need a scan tomorrow but I don’t think it is the worst knee injury you can have.” Solskjaer told reporters, including Sky Sports.
“He will be out for the rest of the season, I don’t think we will see him again before next season.
“But he is a warrior, he played well today, he was calm, he was composed and it was just unfortunate that he had to come off.”
Bailly’s had another forgettable twelve months at Old Trafford. Injuries haven’t helped his case whatsoever, which is a shame because I still firmly believe he’s the best centre-half at the club.
Hopefully, he sticks around and works hard over pre-season to win his place back. In a two alongside Victor Lindelof, I feel as though it’s a pairing that could really work. Both players complement each other nicely, they just need to develop and understanding while staying off the treatment table.