Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele
English giant, Manchester United could lose Ivorian defender Eric Bailly for up to five weeks next year after his country qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Bailly has impressed since his £30million summer move from Villarreal, earning Man of the Match awards in Manchester United wins over Leicester and Bournemouth.
Ivory Coast 1-1 draw on Saturday means the Elephants have now qualified for the tournament.
If picked, which is very much likely, Bailly could miss up to five Premier League matches.
Do you think Manchester United will cope without this tough defender?
Let's hear your opinion.