Manchester United’s centre-half is running on a rich vein of form this season, but the Red Devils are managing the often-injured star carefully.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
’s absence in the FA Cup victory overLiverpool
was done as a precaution, and he will return to action on Wednesday’sPremier League
battle againstSheffield United
The Ivory Coast international has featured in 13 games in all competitions for his side this season and is recovering from an injury. Since the 26-year-old has had some untimely knocks, the Red Devils boss is trying to be careful.
Solskjaer said: “
Eric will be available [to face Sheffield United
It was just a little thing that I didn’t want to risk him. We had cover on the bench and Victor was ready so there was no point on taking a risk with Eric.
“He’s fine, there’s no problem. I can’t say if he’s playing or not, but he’s fit and available for selection for Wednesday.”
Bailly has received a lot of praise this season, with the Ivorian proving himself to be a qualified asset for Manchester United again. However, he would rather take things slowly and stay away from the headlines.
It’s too early. Too early!
” Bailly said when asked about his form.
Now you need to make your head calm, train and keep going, getting ready to help the team. That’s my first mission and I hope I don’t get injured again.
“The injuries are very difficult for players when they have the good form. It’s very important to be ready to play every game.
“That [playing regularly] is very important for me, as before, I’d had comments, difficult moments, but now I’ve come back into the team. I am feeling good, train well and I’ll be ready to help the team. I am fit and I want to play.”