Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has had a bad season for the sole reason of injuries that has had him on the bench for the most of his stay at the club.
His latest injury picked against Chelsea has cost him dearly and rules him out for the rest of the season.
His national team, Ivory Coast is also affected because he is not going to play in the upcoming AFCON cup in Egypt.
Eric Bailly is looking forward to beginning his recovery from the injury that ruled him out of the remainder of the season.
The Ivory Coast international limped out of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday, with the club later confirming that he will miss the rest of the campaign with a medial ligament problem.
Bailly was reportedly in tears at the end of the game, a reflection of the fact that his career at United could now be over he has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer after falling down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.
“I would like to thank everyone for the messages of love and support I have received,” the Ivorian wrote alongside a picture of himself in a leg brace with his thumbs up.
“It’s tough, but one must accept that some injuries are unavoidable. It’s true that this season hasn’t smiled down upon me very much, but I will return soon and with more strength next season, God willing.”
Bailly has fallen behind Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones as United’s first-choice centre backs this season.
His representatives have sought talks over his future in recent weeks with either Bailly or Marcos Rojo expected to be sold this summer.
The draw with Chelsea was only Bailly’s sixth start since Solskjaer took charge in December 2018, and his first since he was hauled off after 36 minutes of United’s win over Paris Saint-Germain in March.