Solskjaer gives injury update on Eric Bailly

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Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has given an update on the injury of Eric Bailly.

The defender had to be substituted just before halftime, after picking up an injury, following a collision with teammate, Harry Maguire.

Prior to the injury, Bailly had also been involved in a collision with Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma, which caused him to receive treatment.

After receiving treatment on the pitch, the Ivorian was taken off in an oxygen mask, and fears have mounted over his situation.

Asked about Bailly, Solskjaer told MUTV: “Hope he’ll be fine. [A] cut is open in his head and he felt a bit wounded by that.”

Speaking to the written media in his post-match press conference, the United boss added: “Yeah, he’s in hospital going through all the routine checks and protocols, he got a cut in the back of his head as well, I haven’t heard, not spoken to the doctor about it yet.

“It had a big impact on the game, Eric played well and we conceded just after the restart and that was very disappointing. Eric was a big part of us not having any chances against us, really.

“Obviously the long lay-off was a big test and we didn’t pass it, because we lost our concentration and conceded a goal before half-time, which is disappointing.”

Bailly had to be replaced with Anthony Martial after his injury, and Solskjaer switched his formation to a 4-3-3.

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