Jose Mourinho has revealed that Eric Bailly is fit to return to action and may feature in the club's FA Cup fifth round tie with Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
The Ivorian has been sidelined since the 1-0 loss to Chelsea in early November, where he picked up an ankle injury. And when speaking to MUTV in his pre-match press conference on Friday, Mourinho gave the news every United fan wanted to hear - while United themselves confirmed the news on their website.
Jose Mourinho has told #MUTV that Eric Bailly is fit and ready for Saturday's @EmiratesFACup tie with Huddersfield, but Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford are ruled out. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/2kYMI6Svb8— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 16, 2018
It will be a return to the side which is well received by supporters. The centre-back partnership of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling has been targeted for particular criticism in his absence
''Yeovil wanted to be a giant killer, Huddersfield wants to progress and try to make something beautiful in the cup.
Manchester United are clearly taking the FA Cup very seriously this season and will be hoping that Bailly brings some much needed stability to United's back four.