Manchester United fans were understandably gutted when they discovered that Eric Bailly was set to be ruled out for two months with a knee injury.
The 22-year-old has impressed for United since signing for £30 million this summer and his side will certainly feel his absence.
Before picking up his injury during the 4-0 thrashing by Chelsea, Bailly had played every minute of the club’s league campaign at centre-back and his tough-tackling and robustness has seen him instantly become a fan favourite at Old Trafford.
However, Jose Mourinho revealed after the match that the injury wasn’t good for the defender and suggested that he could be sidelined for a while.
"He is injured and I am afraid he is badly injured," the United manager said.
"In his knee, in the ligament area. He feels that it is really bad.”
After picking up the knee injury, Bailly thanked the fans for their support and admitted he’s praying that he can return to football as soon as possible.
“I wanted to thank you all for all the messages of support that I received since the injury!" he said.
"I hope to be able to play again for United and The Elephants soon, God willing. Thanks for always being there.”
However, if you thought it would be a little while before Bailly is back running again then get prepared to be surprised.
That’s because the Ivorian has been spotted going for a little jog during a Timothy Fosu-Mensah Snapchat.
After watching their side beat Manchester City 1-0 in the EFL Cup, Fosu-Mensah and Bailly were walking through a corridor in the stadium when Fosu-Mensah decided he would film a little Snapchat video.
Bailly then, despite being in a leg brace, jogged past him much to the delight of Fosu-Mensah.
Take a look at the video below:
United fans will obviously be delighted to already see Bailly running, just a couple of days after sustaining his injury when he collided with Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge.
Although he’s probably still quite a few weeks away from a return to full fitness, it's definitely an encouraging sign for everyone associated with the club.
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