Manchester United’s Eric Bailly returns for Huddersfield Town’s tie

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The defender last played for Jose Mourinho’s side in November but will be available when the Red Devils lock horns with the Terriers

Eric Bailly will make his return for Manchester United against Huddersfield Town in Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The Cote d'Ivoire international suffered a knee injury on November 18 and subsequently underwent a surgery in December.

The defender will be a huge addition to Jose Mourinho’s side as they continue to struggle for consistency in their backline in his absence.

Prior to his injury, the former Villarreal player helped the Red Devils keep eight clean sheets in all 10 games he has played this term.

The Portuguese tactician confirmed the availability of the 23-year-old while speaking with MUTV ahead of the game.

“Eric Bailly is fit and ready for Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie with Huddersfield,” he said.

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Besides putting up impressive defensive performances in the games he has played for the Old Trafford outfit this season, he has also registered his name once on the scoresheet – against Swansea City in August 2017.

 

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