• Jose Mourinho delighted to welcome back Manchester United star from injury

    Jose Mourinho delighted to welcome back Manchester United star from injury

    Jose Mourinho has said Manchester United need Eric Bailly back after the defender returned to the squad following injury.

    The Ivory Coast defender was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw at Everton on Sunday, having missed the previous eight games in all competitions with a knee injury.

    With Chris Smalling also out, with a toe problem, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo have been United’s central defensive pairing.

    On Bailly’s return, United manager Mourinho said: “We need that. It’s impossible for the same […]

  • Eric Bailly back in Manchester United training after knee ligament injury

    Eric Bailly back in Manchester United training after knee ligament injury

    Eric Bailly is closing in on a return to action for Manchester United after resuming training this week.

    Bailly, 22, was at Carrington on Monday after United manager Jose Mourinho said last week that the Ivory Coast international “will be back before the end of the year, for sure” following a knee ligament injury.

    The centre-back was a standout performer for United at the start of the season but sustained the injury in the 4-0 defeat at Chelsea on Oct. 23 and […]

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

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

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

    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 […]

  • Manchester United handed major boost over Bailly’s injury return

    Manchester United handed major boost over Bailly’s injury return

    Manchester United have been handed a major boost as Eric Bailly is set to make an early return from his knee injury, according to reports.

    The Sun claims that Jose Mourinho’s first United signing is due to return to training next week and is aiming to make his comeback against Zorya Luhansk on December 8.

    The 22-year-old hasn’t featured for Mourinho’s side since he was forced off in the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea on October 23.

    But United have been impressed with the […]

  • Man Utd receive HUGE injury boost with star confident of returning for vital clash

    Man Utd receive HUGE injury boost with star confident of returning for vital clash

    Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is reportedly hopeful of returning to action way ahead of schedule after picking up a knee ligament injury last month.

    Bailly, who joined the Red Devils for a fee of around £30million from Villarreal this summer, was forced off during the side’s dismal 4-0 defeat at Chelsea on October 23.

    Jose Mourinho’s men have struggled since Bailly’s setback but the Portuguese will be encouraged to hear that the Ivorian centre-back is set for an early return.

    The Independent […]

  • Eric Bailly aiming to return from knee injury for Man United in two months

    Eric Bailly aiming to return from knee injury for Man United in two months

    Manchester United defender Eric Bailly says he hopes to return to action “before two months.”

    Bailly, who has impressed at Old Trafford since his summer move from Villarreal, limped off after 52 minutes of Sunday’s defeat to Chelsea with a knee injury, and manager Jose Mourinho said “I am afraid he is badly injured.”

    But on Tuesday, Bailly thanked fans for their support on social media and said that he was aiming for a return around the holiday fixtures.

    He wrote on Instagram: […]

  • Bailly suffers knee injury in Manchester United defeat

    Bailly suffers knee injury in Manchester United defeat

    The defender was hurt tangling with Eden Hazard early into the second half in west London, and was immediately substituted for Marcos Rojo.

    Jose Mourinho saw his Stamford Bridge woes increased on Saturday, as Eric Bailly injured his knee ligaments in Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat away to Chelsea.

    The Ivorian defender appeared to sustain a muscle injury just minutes into the second half, going down heavily after trying to challenge Eden Hazard.

    Bailly was left on the ground clutching the back of his […]

  • Manchester United’s Eric Bailly is like Nemanja Vidic – Smalling

    Manchester United’s Eric Bailly is like Nemanja Vidic – Smalling

    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has said he can understand the comparisons between teammate Eric Bailly and ex-United defender Nemanja Vidic.

    Smalling told MUTV the two play “the same way” after lining up alongside summer signing Bailly on five occasions this season.

    He added: “Nemanja was one of those defenders who was very aggressive, very dominant and took no nonsense.

    “Eric plays the same way. He can go through a tackle and he doesn’t take risks. You can see the similarities there, and […]

  • Eric Bailly named Manchester United Player of the Month

    Eric Bailly named Manchester United Player of the Month

    Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly has been announced as Manchester United’s first Player of the Month award winner for the 2016/17 season.

    The defender has been scintillating form for United helping them keep two cleansheets in their first three English Premier League (EPL) matches which they won.

    According to United’s official website, Bailly accumulated the most votes (55%) from thousands of supporters who cast their votes on Twitter and ManUtd.com.

    The 22-year-old beat off competition from Zlatan Ibrahimovic (37%) and Daley Blind (8%) […]

  • Bad news: Man United set to lose Eric Bailly for up to five weeks

    Bad news: Man United set to lose Eric Bailly for up to five weeks

    Jose Mourinho is set to lose Eric Bailly for up to five weeks between January and February after the Ivory Coast qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations.

    The 22-year-old has made a blistering start to life at Old Trafford after his £30million move from Villarreal.

    The defender has been United’s most consistent performer and looks to be developing a strong partnership with Daley Blind in the heart of United’s defence.

    The Ivory Coast needed to avoid defeat against Sierra Leone to make […]

  • Arsenal legend slams Wenger for not signing Man United’s Bailly

    Arsenal legend slams Wenger for not signing Man United’s Bailly

    Arsenal great Paul Merson has questioned why his former club did not rival Manchester United for Eric Bailly in the summer transfer window.

    Bailly, 22, completed a £30million move from Villarreal to Old Trafford at the beginning of June and the defender has impressed in his early showings for the Red Devils under Jose Mourinho.

    Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger continues his search for a centre-back following injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista in pre-season.

    On Bailly, Merson vented on Sky Sports: […]