Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has sent a message to the fans following his injury scare during Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Southampton on Wednesday.
The Ivorian was deployed at right back for the game against the Saints and received a nasty knock to the back of his knee and ended up hobbling his way through the closing stages. However, manager Jose Mourinho spoke after the game and reassured that Bailly had no problems.
But unfortunately, he revealed that Marouane Fellaini picked up a knock on his ankle 15 minutes from full time. He also confirmed that Bailly would be available to start Manchester United’s final league game of the season.
Now, Bailly has taken to social media to confirm that he was fully focused on the clash with Sam Allardyce’s men – his last game of the season.
He posted on his Instagram account, “We’re focused on finishing up the next two games and putting smiles on the faces of United fans everywhere.”
Bailly has by far been the best defender for Manchester United this season and there’s no denying that. He will be a big miss for the Europa League final against Ajax and it is good to see Mourinho acting wisely by playing him as a right-back, giving full rest and protection to the dynamic and reliable Antonio Valencia.
With the league game literally being a dead rubber, expect the Portuguese to completely rest all the first choice players for the Europa League final. It would be amazing if the boys win the Europa League, marking a great start to life under Jose Mourinho era.