Eric Bailly was reluctant to make way for Harry Maguire after head injury vs Watford

Eric Bailly was reluctant to making way for Harry Maguire after head injury vs Watford

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly reluctantly allowed Harry Maguire to replace him during clash against Watford.

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to pair the Ivorian defender alongside Axel Tuanzebe against the Hornets in the FA Cup third round at Old Trafford on Saturday night.

Scott McTominay opened the scoring early in the game with a fine effort, thanks to Alex Telles for the assist.

Whilst approaching the end of the first half, Eric Bailly was rather unlucky after finding it hard to complete the first 45 minutes against Watford.

The former Villarreal defender collided with his goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, during a challenge in the penalty area and Solskjaer decided to replace the 26-year-old with Maguire.

Eric Bailly suffered a head injury against Watford
Eric Bailly suffered a head injury against Watford

Upon attending to the medical staff, Eric Bailly was seen in the touch line refusing to let his teammates finish the job without his assistance.

Despite being harshly hit by Henderson’s knee, Bailly felt he could have still been capable of seeing the first-half through, at least, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not ready to risk the defender, who he benched against Manchester City on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup.

Manchester United will hope the rocky defender will be fit in time for their trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Tuesday in the Premier League.

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