Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eric Back in Picture after Injury Scare

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eric Back in Picture after Injury Scare

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ERIC Bailly has been declared fit for United following an injury scare in his comeback game for the Reds Under-23s on Monday night.

The 22-year-old central defender returned to Manchester last week after the Ivory Coast's failure to progress beyond the group stage at the African Cup of Nations in Gabon.

He was pitched in against Everton at Leigh Sports Village for the reserves in the 3-1 defeat - but was forced off almost an hour into the game after suffering a knock on his ankle.

The Pounds 30m defender remained in the United dugout with his ankle taped up.

But manager Jose Mourinho delivered his medical bulletin ahead of tonight's Premier League fixture against Hull City at Old Trafford and said: "Eric Bailly is fit to play. …

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