Bailly claims injury isn’t “too serious” after leaving Wednesday’s match


Despite exiting Wednesday’s win over Crystal Palace, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly believes the injury he sustained “isn’t too serious.”

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The Ivorian international exited Wednesday’s match during the second half, and while some speculated that Bailly’s setback was a recurrence of his knee injury that kept him out for nearly two months, the central defender doesn’t think he’ll miss much time.

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Following the match, Jose Mourinho said he believed Bailly had been carrying the injury throughout the game.

“He had an injury in the right knee and he recovered fantastically well. Now it is the left knee,” Mourinho said. “I don’t know really what he has, but let us see and wait. He could resist for so long. I would say for about 75 minutes he could resist. He is a special guy and his pain level is really high.”

The 22-year-old has made 16 appearances this season for the Red Devils since coming to the Premier League from La Liga side Villareal.

United will be back in action over the weekend when Jose Mourinho’s side takes on West Bromwich Albion on Saturday at the Hawthorns.