Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eric Could Come in from Cold for Boys

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eric Could Come in from Cold for Boys

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ERIC Bailly could end his United exile against Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday - but will not be in the Premier League squad against Crystal Palace.

Bailly became Mourinho's first United signing in a £30m move from Villarreal in 2016 but has not played since he was substituted after 19 minutes with Newcastle 2-0 up on October 6. The 24-year-old has been selected as a substitute in three of United's last six matches but manager Jose Mourinho has rotated United's substitute centre-half to make Bailly, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo feel involved. Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof have started United's last six fixtures and are expected to line up together again for the visit of Palace.

"The situation is that we have five central defenders," Mourinho explained. …

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