Manchester United has received a boost with defender Eric Bailly confirming that he was back at the team’s training base at Carrington.
Bailly posted a photo on his Instagram story outside Carrington with the caption 'long time' accompanied by a 'thumbs up' and the 'sweat smile' emoji - which fans believe is a hint his return could be on the horizon.
The Ivory Coast defender has not featured for United this season picking an up a knee injury in the pre-season friendly with Tottenham Hotspur in China; a move that saw him undergo surgery.
Back at Christmas
Following the injury manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "He's had an operation and he'll miss the best part of four or five months, I would think. Hopefully, we'll get him back around Christmas."
It looks like that early prediction could be true and his return would come as a welcome boost to Solskjaer who has a number of his defender out with injuries.
With Chris Smalling moving to AS Roma on loan in the summer, United defensive problems have seen Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe and Diogo Dalot all out with injuries with youngster Brandon Williams tasked with playing games more so in the Europa League to ease the pressure on the available players.
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