(Reuters) – Manchester United defender Eric Bailly might be out until the top of the yr after struggling a knee damage, supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated on Tuesday.
Bailly, 25, damage his knee in final Thursday’s 2-1 win in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur within the International Champions Cup (ICC) and had profitable surgical procedure on Tuesday.
“He’s had an operation,” stated Solskjaer. “He’ll miss the best part of four or five months. Hopefully, we’ll get him back around about Christmas.”
The Ivory Coast worldwide missed United’s 1-Zero win over Norwegian membership Kristiansund in a pleasant on Tuesday. It was the membership’s fifth pre-season win in succession.
Juan Mata scored the winner from a stoppage-time penalty to finish the Norwegians’ decided resistance as Solskjaer’s son Noah got here off the bench for Kristiansund as a late substitute.
United’s subsequent match is in opposition to AC Milan on Saturday within the ICC, their final pre-season encounter earlier than dealing with Chelsea of their Premier League opener on Aug. 11.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis)
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