Manchester United’s pre-season preparations took a hit on Thursday as centre-back Eric Bailly was stretchered from the field during a friendly against Tottenham.

Manchester United fans have been reacting on social media to the news that centre-back Eric Bailly is once again injured and will face a spell of around four weeks on the sidelines.

As reported here yesterday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Bailly has picked up a muscle injury having just returned to match fitness after a long lay-off.

Since the start of the 2018/19 season up to the present date, Bailly has played just 2,119 minutes of football for United, the equivalent of just 23.5 games – an average of just 11 full games per season in all competitions.

Many fans now believe that there is no end to the injuries and that United should seek to move the unfortunate player on at the earliest opportunity.

There is still of course a chance for Bailly to put his injury worries behind him and go on an extended run in the side. Bailly was José Mourinho’s first signing at the club and initially looked as if he would be United’s best centre-back for many years before the injuries started to take their toll.

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