Eric Bailly, Man United star, to miss rest of the season

Eric Bailly, Man United star, to miss rest of the season

- Eric Bailly's knee injury against Chelsea has confirmed he will miss the rest of the season

- The Ivory Coast international was involved in a collision with Matteo Kovacic at Old Trafford

- Bailly will also not been involved in his country's participation at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt

Eric Bailly will miss the remaining two matches for Man United this season and the AFCON 2019 tournament after picking up a knee injury in 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

The Cote d'Ivoire international injured a ligament in a collision with Blues midfielder Matteo Kovacic during the second half.

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The 25-year-old who was helped out of the pitch by United's medical staff started his first Premier League game since February.

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The 2019 AFCON tournament will begin June 21 to July 19 in Egypt and the Elephants have been tagged as one of the favourites.

Cote d'Ivoire have been placed in the group of death which comprises Morocco, South Africa and Namibia.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Manchester United fans have thrown their weight behind David de Gea following the error made by the Spanish goalkeeper against Chelsea.

The Red Devils took on Chelsea in a Premier League game played at Old Trafford and ended the first half on a disappointing note after De Gea's blunder gifted the Blues their equalizer.

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