Bailly, Lindelof and Pogba — Manchester United injury news and return dates for Wolves fixture – Manchester Evening News

Manchester United fans were left concerned on Monday evening after Eric Bailly was substituted in the second half of their win over Burnley.

The Ivorian defender put in a decent display for United, despite being exposed for the Clarets’ goal scored by Aaron Lennon, before he had to come off in the 66th minute.

It was a low point in an otherwise pleasing display which saw Ralf Rangnick’s side run out 3-1 winners at Old Trafford.

Following the victory, Bailly made it clear on social media that he was fine.

In a video, the Ivory Coast international said: “Thank you to all of the fans for the support tonight.

“It was a good victory. I am good, I am good, just tired. A good win to finish the year.”

Bailly had been with his national squad ahead of the African Cup of Nations but returned to Manchester due to Victor Lindelof testing positive for Covid-19.

It is hoped that the Swedish centre back could be okay to return on Bank Holiday Monday for the tea time kick off against Wolves.

The only other notable absentee due to injury is Paul Pogba, who is unlikely to be available for Wolves. Here’s all the injury latest:

Victor Lindelof

Injury: n/a (Covid-19)

Possible return date: January 3 vs Wolves

What Rangnick has said: “Victor Lindelof tested positive yesterday [on Sunday] so he cannot play, but the good thing is we have Raphael Varane available again and he is back in the starting line-up [against Newcastle].”

Paul Pogba

Injury: Thigh

Return date: January 2022

What Rangnick has said: “He still isn’t fully fit and, from what I’ve heard, it will take another couple of weeks until he’s fit for training again. He has been out [injured] for some time, so it will take another couple of weeks to get him match fit.”

Eric Bailly

Injury: Fatigue

Return date: After the Africa Cup of Nations, February 6th.

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