Manchester United defeated Norwegian side Kristiansund in Oslo on Tuesday, but the winning performance came with a dose of bad news.
Eric Bailly, injured last week against Tottenham Hotspur, is set to miss 4-5 months after surgery.
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Solskjaer split his starters and subs evenly in the victory.
But it’s difficult not to question United’s center back depth as Bailly suffers another spell on the sidelines. United has been heavily linked with a world record bid for Harry Maguire, but so far has almost the same CB corps as last season: Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, and the ailing Bailly (Timothy Fosu-Mensah is back from his Fulham loan).
The boss says @EricBailly24 has had an operation and will be out for "four to five months" following the injury he sustained against Tottenham.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Eric ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AYSvzUIN3B
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 30, 2019