Manchester United defender Eric Bailly damaged the ligaments in his right knee during United’s pre-season clash with Tottenham back in July, and it was predicted that the 25-year-old could miss the rest of 2019 and return to action next year.
Bailly has never had it good with injuries, but he is now hopeful of making his comeback way ahead of schedule after undergoing successful knee surgery.
According to ESPN FC, Bailly hopes to be back training again in two months and is hopeful of a return to first-team action in November.
Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first choice pairing in defence at the moment, but the United boss will be glad to have Bailly back, especially with the departure of Chris Smalling to Roma on loan during the summer transfer window.
It has been a busy period in the injury room for Manchester United as Luke Shaw (thigh), Anthony Martial (thigh), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (back), Paul Pogba (ankle/foot) and Diogo Dalot (hip) have all suffered injuries in recent weeks. More recently, Jesse Lingard pulled out of England’s squad due to illness.
Manchester United will return to action this weekend with a home game against Leicester City before our Europa League campaign begins at home to Kazakhstan Premier League outfit Astana.