Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Eric Bailly is finally fit and could start against Liverpool on Sunday at Anfield.
The 25-year-old centre back has been out due to a knee ligament injury for a number of months leaving Manchester United defence in shambles.
According to a report published in The Liverpool Echo, Bailly is all set to make a comeback this weekend comeback with Solskjaer confirming the news:
He’s very close. He might be back for the weekend.
We’ve got a game arranged today for the reserves. Hopefully, he will get 90 minutes so he might be ready for Liverpool.
Even though the gaffer has said he might return, it still seems highly unlikely that Ole will take a chance of starting a player with almost no match fitness in a high profile match like this, especially when he is under fire for his tactical mistakes against Manchester City.
Liverpool are undoubtedly one of the best-attacking sides in the world football right now and Manchester United will have to devise a solid strategy to counter the threat their forwards posses going forward.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have been mesmerising together, scoring 201 goals between since the start of the 2017/18 season.
Harry Maguire should be available for Sunday’s match, having swiftly recovered from a hip issue, and I expect Victor Lindelof to partner him.