February 28, 2024

Manchester United Defender, Eric Baily may have to undergo ankle surgery as his manager described his injury as ‘serious’ BBC has reported.

The Ivory Coast International sustained the injury while on international duty in October and has not featured for United since the defeat at Chelsea on October 5.

United Manager, Jose Mourinho said he is not expected to miss the rest of the season and but may not feature till new year.

“I don’t want to be so pessimistic. I want to leave it with a doctor,” said Mourinho.

“We are trying a conservative treatment. If the conservative treatment is not resulting, probably he will have a surgery procedure but let’s wait a little bit more.”

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones started Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Bournemouth, and Mourinho said he was happy with his options at centre-back.

“During the whole season, we’ve had problems with central defenders but because the number is four or five, we manage always to have [players available] and Chris Smalling is playing amazingly well for seven or eight matches in a row maybe, so we are fine.”

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