Good news is that both Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah have returned from their respective injuries and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says both of them will play for Manchester United U23s this week.

The under 23 side will be facing Newcastle at home in their latest fixture in the Premier League 2 on Tuesday night and will be boosted by the presence of the defensive duo.

The defensive pair have been out of action since the last year after suffering from knee injuries and haven’t featured in a single game this season till now. Fosu-Mensah was injured while on loan at Fulham and Bailly suffered his setback when representing United in pre-season against Tottenham last summer.

United have struggled with injuries throughout the season but Solskjaer believes the return of Bailly and Fosu-Mensah will be like two ‘new players’ for the club.

AVENTURA, FL - JULY 30: Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah attend the Launch of New TAG Heuer Manchester United Watches at the TAG Heuer Boutique on July 30, 2018 in Aventura, FL. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for TAG Heuer )
AVENTURA, FL – JULY 30: Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah attend the Launch of New TAG Heuer Manchester United Watches at the TAG Heuer Boutique on July 30, 2018 in Aventura, FL. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for TAG Heuer )

Eric (Bailly) and Tim (Fosu-Mensah) are going to play in the reserves, so that will be a positive for them,” Solskjaer told MUTV.

“They have been waiting for a long time and training for a while now, so it will be good to see them in the proper kit.

“That’s what they need, and they need that for their own confidence because it is a mental hurdle going from being injured to training.

“Then it is a bigger leap when you get into a competitive game, when you’ve got to put everything in every tackle. It will be interesting to see.

“I’m sure they are ready, they have been working hard in training, very focused. So, it is two new players for us.”

We hope their return can reinforce crumbling Man Utd defence.

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