Bailly ankle injury | Reported to be back in training

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  1. Dec 16, 2017
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    cyril C Full Member

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    Should have taken the decision sooner, wasting valuable time. It is not as bad as most people think, because we will lose him for a month in Jan if he is fit anyway. I think we can manage the fixture provided Jones and Smalling stay on their feet. Returning by early March would be a good timing.
  2. Dec 16, 2017
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    Bastian Full Member

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    No I was mistaken. That's another African Cup that only includes domestic players that's in January. The main one was moved to fit into players' club schedule, played in summer.
  3. Dec 16, 2017
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    Phil Full Member

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    This is why we have so many CBs
  4. Dec 16, 2017
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    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    Bad news. Hopefully recovery is smooth for him.
  5. Dec 16, 2017
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    cyril C Full Member

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    Are you saying that Mane and Salah need not go away in Jan, because their usual Jan African Cup schedule has been cancelled - World Cup in summer, so no way another African Cup.
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  6. Dec 16, 2017
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    Red Stone Full Member

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    Yep. The annual centre back injury crisis is on the horizon. I can already see Jones managing to feck himself up in some bizarre way and Rojo suffering a setback on his current injury. Tuanzebe better be ready.
  7. Dec 16, 2017
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    Also Blind is an option there
  8. Dec 16, 2017
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    He is a hopeless injury prone player like Jones and Rojo
  9. Dec 16, 2017
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    Nikelesh Reddy Full Member

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    It's a pity really,the lads probably our best defender and to be without him for 3 months is terrible.The only saving grace is that we still have 5 options,so hopefully we won't miss him too much....
  10. Dec 16, 2017
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    It’s every two years. Now moved to summer so next one summer 2019.
  11. Dec 16, 2017
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    Organic Potatoes Full Member

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    It's a shame due to his obvious potential and that his weaknesses, such as aerialy, would only get better with repetition. Which he won't be getting anytime soon.
  12. Dec 16, 2017
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    MZX7 @Vato @Varun @moses @Hectic @Solius

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    Doesn't matter too much. I think we can still be in Top 4 with or without Bailly. Anyway, not much difference between 2nd or 3rd or 4th position from the point of value.

    I think we should rotate the squad more now. Trying to find the right balance and more talent from within the ranks to be ready to fight for the title next season.

    Should also start planning our transfer activities well in advance to avoid poor business.

    Lot of players need to be offloaded while they still have buyers in the market.
  13. Dec 17, 2017
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    Nucks Cuckoo

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    To be fair, Bailly is basically a Ferrari, who thinks he is a dump truck smashing about. Jones is a dumptruck, who smashes about :)
  14. Dec 17, 2017
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    Ashley R1+O New Member

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    A massive blow, so far our other lads are holding firm, some great form shown by Smalling and supplementary performances from Jones and Rojo will hopefully see us through, hope he comes back better and stronger.
  15. Dec 17, 2017
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    Salus Populi Suprema Lex Full Member

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    It's a big blow, particularly given the fact Jones will never stay fit for a full three months. At least we have plenty of centre backs at the club and will just have to get on with it. Haste ye back big Bailly.
  16. Jan 18, 2018
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    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    Been over a month now, anyone know if he'll be able to get back for the CL games?
  17. Jan 18, 2018
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    davidmichael Full Member

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    Wasn’t he meant to be back mid February ?
  18. Jan 18, 2018
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    I saw him yesterday and pretty sure I overheard him say "soon" when someone asked when he'll be back.
  19. Jan 18, 2018
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    Kostov Full Member

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    There was a video of Bailly running in a pool some couple of days back, guess we might have him back in February.
  20. Jan 18, 2018
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    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    I miss Bailly. I don't think he's been too badly missed on the pitch, or at least not when both Smalling and Jones are available, but neither is mad like Bailly.
  21. Jan 18, 2018
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    That seems extremely premature for an injury that was originally supposed to keep him out until March. There's no point rushing players back if they aren't ready, as we've already seen with Ibra.
  22. Jan 18, 2018
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    I like the analogy, about right.
  23. Jan 18, 2018
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    Jaysus! Almost forgotten about him :(

    Can't wait to see him back on the pitch.
  25. Jan 18, 2018
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    Can't wait to have him back, but to be fair to Jones. He carried our defence in Bailly's absence and definitely is the 2nd best center back for us.

    Him and Bailly will be our 1st choice pairing.
  26. Jan 18, 2018
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    Oldyella Full Member

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    Think that's unfair on Smalling who has pretty much been an ever present since getting fit while Jones has been in and out. Agree that Jones and Bailly should get a shot at being first choice partnership though, fitness permitting. Think they combine well.
  27. Jan 18, 2018
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    First defender on the team sheet for me. Can;t wait until he's back, the lunatic :D
  28. Feb 7, 2018
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Physioroom saying 11th of Feb, is that reliable?
  29. Feb 7, 2018
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    Will he be back in time to face Sevilla?
  30. Feb 7, 2018
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    saw the thread title and worried!

    Then quickly realised no one has updated it in 2months.
  31. Feb 7, 2018
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Would be great if true but no training pics or anything to go by.
  32. Feb 7, 2018
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    Santos J Full Member

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    Don't think so. Mourinho said last week it'll be the end of the month him & Zlatan are back.
  33. Feb 7, 2018
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    United never give up Banned

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    This is becoming overstated - yes Jones has had injury problems but this season he's started to get over them

    He has the most Premier league appearances out of any of our CB's

    Pl appearances this season (26 games gone):

    Jones - 20 (which are all starts, when fit he always seems to start)
    Smalling - 18
    Lindelof - 10
    Bailly - 8
    Rojo - 7

    I feel that people aren't giving Jones credit for the fact that he's been fit for most of our PL games, he has more appearances than Bailly and Rojo combined

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  34. Feb 7, 2018
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    United never give up Banned

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    Except Jones is more proven and achieved more in the game than Bailly, who is starting to become slightly overrated on here IMO (feel free to disagree, just my thoughts)

    As I mentioned earlier, Jones has more PL appearances this season than Bailly and Rojo combined this season (granted they have had big injuries, but in Jones' career with us - when fit he almost always is picked to start, you'll rarely see him warming the bench).

    Jones has a PL medal, has delivered great performances against big teams e.g. Real Madrid away in the CL knockout stages and is rated very highly by all his managers

    Yet apparently Bailly is levels ahead of Jones for some unknown reason on here...

    IMO our CB's (from best to worst) are:

    Jones
    Bailly
    Smalling


    Rojo
    Lindelof
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  35. Feb 7, 2018
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Erm....10+8+7 = 25 > 20
  36. Feb 7, 2018
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    United never give up Banned

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    Sorry I meant to say just Bailly and Rojo, had a brainfart there:lol:

    My point still stands though
  37. Feb 7, 2018
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    Alvaro Maestre New Member

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    Can he get a medal if we win the PL?
  38. Feb 7, 2018
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    ti vu Full Member

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    What is with your last part of your post? All valid points until you show off your math skill with 20 > 10 + 8 +7 :wenger:
  39. Feb 7, 2018
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    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    Yeah, only flaw is that Jones hasn't played one minute in any other competition.