Bailly returns to training but is a big doubt against West Ham

Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly is a doubt for Man United’s Premier League clash against West Ham at Old Trafford on Wednesday after a clash of heads with Harry Maguire on Sunday in the FA cup semi-final 3:1 loss to Chelsea.

The defender is still under assessment after returning to United training on Tuesday according to Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The clash of heads was a scary one as he was given oxygen and carried away in a neck brace before being rushed to the hospital for further checks and treatment.

The incident was more worrying as there were fears that the center-back who has been injury-prone in recent times would be on the sidelines for a long while but fears were allayed with his social media post on Monday.

The Red Devils will return to Premier League action on Wednesday against West Ham at Old Trafford in a must-win encounter.

Solksjaer provided an update on Bailly’s situation and hinted that he may not play the game. The defender has played just 4 Premier League games this season.

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“Of course, he was shaken up a bit. He had a big blow to his head. We’re still monitoring him,” Solskjaer told the club website.

“He stayed down in London after the game. I’ve not seen him this morning yet because these interviews are before the boys meet up.

“I’ll see him soon and, hopefully, he’ll be alright.”

The Red Devils are 5th on the log with 62 points from 36 matches and need to win the game to have a decent chance of making it to next season’s UCL competition.

Their next game will be against fellow top 4 contenders Leicester City at the King Power. Therefore, they must amass all 3 points against The Hammers to keep themselves in good standing for a place in the UCL next season.