MANCHESTER UNITED star Eric Bailly is set to miss “at least six weeks” after suffering a knee injury against Tottenham, according to reports.
The Ivorian was carried off in yesterday’s 2-1 pre-season victory in Shanghai before leaving the stadium on crutches.
The 25-year-old then arrived back in Manchester in a wheelchair and wearing a leg brace after an innocuous moment with Son Heung-min.
Bailly will now miss the start of the Premier League season after suffering a meniscus injury that is expected to sidelined him for at least six weeks, according to ESPN.
The report adds that the former Villarreal star underwent a scan earlier today and the results have highlighted the need for minor surgery.
Bailly has suffered a number of injury issues in his time at Old Trafford.
Knee and ankle problems have continually popped up, restricting him to 12 Premier League appearances last season.
In fact, he only featured once after coming off injured in United’s famous Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain on March 6.
And in that appearance, versus Chelsea in April, he picked up another knee problem and missed the Africa Cup of Nations as a result.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe and Marcos Rojo at his disposal in the heart of defence.
But fans have been calling for top-class reinforcements, with United taking their time in their mega-money pursuit of Harry Maguire.
Leicester want £80million for the England man, but Man Utd are being put-off by that extortionate tag.
Brendan Rodgers has told Solskjaer to get on with it or risk missing out, as they won’t be left short.