24 year-old Eric Bailly was one of Mourinho’s stand out performers in his first season at Old Trafford but this term has been disrupted by injury and Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have formed a formidable defensive partnership in recent games.
Bailly was in the frame for United’s next game against West Brom but was feeling unwell the day before the game and told by the club doctor to go home.
Since then, Bailly has not been involved and his omission from the squad to face Arsenal raised eyebrows among his team mates and set off alarm bells among the fans.
Bailly has been left worried about his Manchester United future after being frozen out by Jose Mourinho.
United boss Mourinho has given Bailly no explanation why he has been dropped and was cut completely from the squad to face Arsenal on Sunday.
Mourinho has surprised United players by giving Bailly the cold shoulder and the defender has been left unhappy by the situation.
Bailly is desperate to get back in the team but has not played since the Manchester derby when United came from behind to beat City and deny them winning the title.