Solskjaer confirms Man Utd injury blow with star set for a month on sidelines

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Eric Bailly will miss another month of Manchester United action after the defender was absent for Tuesday night's win at Paris Saint-Germain.

Bailly was an unused substitute in United's 4-1 win at Newcastle at the weekend, but then failed to make the trip to the French capital for the opening night of the Red Devils' Champions League group.

With captain Harry Maguire also absent, it meant Solskjaer was forced to field a somewhat experimental defence featuring Axel Tuanzebe, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw as the three centre-backs, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and debutant Alex Telles as the wing-backs.

That experiment worked though, as United defended huge impressively on their way to a 2-1 victory.

Bruno Fernandes' penalty gave them the lead in the first half, and after an unfortunate own goal from Anthony Martial drew a below-par PSG level, Marcus Rashford fired home a deserved late winner for the visitors.

Solskjaer confirmed to Man Utd.com after the match that Bailly – who has suffered from a variety of injury problems during his time at United – will now be out of action until the November international break, meaning he will miss upcoming fixtures against Chelsea, RB Leipzig, Arsenal, Istanbul Basaksehir and Everton, with the final one of those games falling on November 7.

United are then next in action at home to West Brom on November 21, when the Norwegian will hope Bailly can return.

Solskjaer was full of praise for his makeshift defence on Paris though, with Tuanzebe now set to be given an opportunity to amass more minutes in the absence of Bailly.

"Victor and Axel are our central defenders and played tremendous, but Luke Shaw, normally a full-back, defended really well as a side centre-back," said Solskjaer.

"I've got no issues at all [in defence]. I'm very happy with my players."

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