Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe has confirmed that Eric Bailly will return back to training next week after suffering an injury against Watford.
Man United sealed a narrow 1-0 win over the Hornets at Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday night.
Scott McTominay scored the match-winning goal three minutes into action – how surprising – however, the Reds are unto the fourth round of the competition.
Despite the win, Man United were gutted the game didn’t end as planned after losing Eric Bailly to a firsth-half injury.
The Ivorian’s head collided with Dean Henderson’s knee during a challenge and the former Villarreal defender was replaced by Harry Maguire just before half-time.
Though, it was obvious that the 26-year-old were reluctant to leave the pitch for the England international as he thought he was still capable of seeing the remainder of the first-half, at least.
Well, Bailly’s desire to return back to the pitch hinted that the injury might not have been as bad as it was initially feared and Tuanzebe, who paired alongside the defender claimed Eric Bailly could return to training next week.
“He’s a warrior, that’s what he does for us. He gets in the way of things. He should be training next week.”
Eric Bailly took to Instagram to ease the fears among his fans by claiming he was okay after the collision.
Bailly posted: “Good job by the team to advance in the #FACup. I am OK, it was just a knock. 💪🏾”
Manchester United will play visitors to Burnley on Tuesday night in the Premier League and Bailly should be fit for the game, as expected by Axel Tuanzebe.