Manchester United get a much-needed defensive injury boost

Manchester United haven’t conceded all that many goals recently, but at times they’ve looked like a disaster waiting to happen when defending. However, their cause has just received a much-needed boost, and the fans will be extremely pleased with this latest bit of news.

According to the usually reliable Manchester Evening News, Ivorian centre-half Eric Bailly has returned to first-team training for the first time since suffering knee damage in the 4-0 loss away at Stamford Bridge – back in the middle of October.

Since that point, Manchester United have had to use Marcos Rojo as a centre-back much more frequently than the Old Trafford crowd would have liked, and to learn that 22-year-old Bailly is nearing a return is huge.

Defensively he has been nothing short of supreme since his £30million move to Old Trafford in the summer and formed an excellent partnership at the back with Chris Smalling.

Despite the fact that the Ivorian is back in training, the MEN add that he will not feature against West Ham United tomorrow evening. They go on to write that a more realistic date for his return is December 11th – a home game against Tottenham Hotspur, although that isn’t set in stone.

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