Eric Bailly will return from injury in December, confirms Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is on course to return from injury before the New Year, Jose Mourinho has revealed.

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The Ivorian defender has been out of action since United’s 4-0 mauling against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in October where he injured his knee ligaments.

The 22-year-old’s made a bright start to life at Old Trafford since his £30million move from Villarreal in the summer and showed good signs of a partnership with Chris Smalling before his injury.

There were fears that Bailly wouldn’t play for United again until February given that the Africa Cup of Nations begins in January.

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However, Mourinho confirmed after last night’s 4-0 win against Feyenoord.

‘He is working hard and will be back before the end of the year, for sure,’ said Mourinho.

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