Manchester United faces up to three more months without Eric Bailly due to ankle injury
"I don't say (he's out) for the rest of the season but it's for the next two or three months," says manager Jose Mourinho of Eric Bailly. AP

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Eric Bailly will be sidelined for up to three months after ankle surgery.

The center back has not played since the Nov. 5 trip to Chelsea in the Premier League after being injured while on international duty with the Ivory Coast.

Mourinho says Bailly "goes to surgery, the decision is made. I don't say (he's out) for the rest of the season but it's for the next two or three months."

United is second in the Premier League, 11 points behind Manchester City.

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