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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Eric Bailly aiming to return from knee injury for Man United in two months

Pep Guardiola doesn't think Manchester United's recent poor form will affect the game when the pair meet in the EFL Cup.
Craig Burley steams up at the wretched state Jose Mourinho and Manchester United currently find themselves in.

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly says he hopes to return to action "before two months."

Bailly, who has impressed at Old Trafford since his summer move from Villarreal, limped off after 52 minutes of Sunday's defeat to Chelsea with a knee injury, and manager Jose Mourinho said "I am afraid he is badly injured."

But on Tuesday, Bailly thanked fans for their support on social media and said that he was aiming for a return around the holiday fixtures.

 By Simon Kuper

Premier League's intensity comes at expense of quality vs. Europe's elite

Stewart Robson and Steve Nicol laud the intense nature of the Premier League, but is intensity at the expense of quality?
The ESPN FC crew discuss Pep Guardiola's comments that the Premier League is not as intense as other leagues.

"I hear a lot of times about the intensity in the Premier League when none of you have been in La Liga or the Bundesliga to know how intense it is," Pep Guardiola told a roomful of British journalists last week. He added, "I think the intensity in Italy and other places is quite the same." Then he took his Manchester City team to Barcelona and was thrashed 4-0.

Guardiola's words reawakened an old debate: Is the Premier League especially intense? And what does "intensity" even mean in soccer? I've...