The Portuguese endured a nightmare return to Stamford Bridge, not only
suffering a humiliating 4-0 defeat but losing a key player in the process.
Bailly has impressed since his summer move from Villarreal and limped off
after 52 minutes with what Mourinho believes could be a long-term knee
"He is injured and I am afraid he is badly injured," the United manager said.
"In his knee, in the ligament area. He feels that it is really bad."
Bailly has played all but one of United's matches this season, winning the
club's player of the month award for August.
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four matches that month and now potentially faces a substantial period out
soccer shoes There are also concerns over Marouane Fellaini, who
was caught by a nasty-looking David Luiz challenge in the second half.
legend white The Chelsea defender was booked for the challenge and
the Belgium midfielder was replaced at half-time.
black Mourinho would not be drawn on whether the decision was fair
and was coy when asked if Fellaini was injured by the challenge.
"If I'm going to say that he was injured, you are going to say again…," he
said. "It was a bit of both (tactical and injury)."
United are back in action on Wednesday when Manchester City arrive in the EFL
Cup, with a home match against Burnley following on Saturday.
Wayne Rooney looks a doubt for the upcoming matches after missing the Chelsea
match with an unspecified training injury.
"Injured in training in the last session," Mourinho told Sky Sports of his
"He was so keen to play against Fenerbahce that he hid it and then he felt it
in the training session and he couldn't come."
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