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Oliseh urges fans to pray for Man Utd star after latest injury

Former Juventus and Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, has urged football fans to pray for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, who suffered a head injury on Sunday.

The Ivory Coast international, who made his sixth start for the Red Devils this season, only lasted for 45 minutes in their 3-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea at Wembley.

The centre-back was stretchered off with a neck brace after a head clash with his teammate Harry Maguire and was subsequently replaced by Anthony Martial.

Strikes from Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount and an own goal from Maguire rendered Bruno Fernandes’ late effort a consolation and saw the Blues progress to the final of the competition.

Since his debut season when he made 30 appearances for the Red Devils, the defender has struggled with various injury problems which have limited his playing time.

Bailly, who joined the Old Trafford outfit from Villarreal in the summer of 2016, only made 15 appearances across all competitions in his second season.

In the 2018-19 campaign, the defender featured in 14 games involving 818 minutes and this season, he has only made nine appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

Bailly only returned to the Red Devils’ team in January 2020 after suffering a knee injury in July 2019 which saw him miss 28 games.

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Former Nigeria international Oliseh bemoans the defender’s injury woes and has rallied football enthusiasts to pray for the 26-year-old’s recovery.

“Let’s all pray for Bailly’s quick recovery. [He’s] been very unlucky with injuries in recent years. such an amazing and solid defender when fit. Get well soon brother,” Oliseh tweeted.

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