​Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided a worrying injury update on Eric Bailly, but appeared to play down the severity of the knock suffered by Marcus Rashford. 


The duo were forced off mid-way through the second half in the Red Devils' clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Bailly in particular looking in severe pain after a collision with Mateo Kovacic left him holding his knee. 

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Speaking after the game to the ​club's official website, United manager Solskjaer gave an update on the Ivory Coast international's condition: "He will need a scan tomorrow but I don't think it is the worst knee injury you can have.


"He will be out for the rest of the season, I don't think we will see him again before next season. But he is a warrior, he played well today, he was calm, he was composed and it was just unfortunate that he had to come off."


​Bailly's latest injury blow means the 25-year-old will miss his side's final two ​Premier League games against Huddersfield and Cardiff respectively, and will finish this campaign with just 18 appearances to his name across all competitions.

As well as Bailly, England international ​Rashford also departed the game before full-time, with Solskjaer confirmed that the forward had been playing through a shoulder injury.


He said: "Rashy’s struggled with his shoulder and he came through an hour, but couldn’t do more."

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After being held to a draw by Maurizio Sarri's side, ​United's top four hopes remain out of their hands with both Tottenham and Chelsea looking likely to secure Champions League football next season.