Jose Mourinho was given a further headache after one of his best defenders was ruled out for up to eight weeks.

Manchester United’s defensive woes have dogged them all season long but the Sun report no end is in sight, with Eric Bailly set to miss between six and eight weeks more after aggravating his groin injury.

Bailly is widely acknowledged as United’s best centre half but has been missing since coming off in the team’s loss at Chelsea on 5th November.