Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Manchester United.
It is a four-way battle for the final two Champions League spots at the top of the Premier League table, with United doing battle with the three top London teams – Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Spurs and Arsenal currently have the advantage, in third and fourth place respectively, although just four points separate the four sides.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is battling, not only against those three teams, but also against a growing injury list.
And that injury list shows no sign of slowing.
After five players – Luke Shaw, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic withdrew from international duty, another players has now picked up a concerning injury while on duty with the Ivory Coast – Eric Bailly.
Ivory Coast were in African Cup of Nations qualifying action against Rwanda today, with Bailly part of the team.
Bailly scored the second goal in the 3-0 win, but with ten minutes to play he was involved in a clash of heads with an opponent and was forced off.
The defender is sure to be assessed by the United medical team in the coming days, but if the injury is serious he will be added to a growing list of players that Solskjaer will not be able to call upon.
Solskjaer was recently without ten first team players for the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Paris Saint-Germain.
And he could be without as many as nine players, as things stand, for the game against Watford after the international break, with Bailly, Shaw, Martial, Lukaku and Matic added to an injury list that also currently includes forwards Alexis Sanchez and Mason Greenwood, and defenders Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia.