- Eric Bailly is nearing full return for Man United after long injury layoff
- The 25-year-old underwent knee surgery after damaging medial ligament during their preseason game against Spurs
- Bailly tried scoring a bicycle kick goal but was denied by Newcastle United goalkeeper
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly showed an incredible skill while training with the club's U23 team.
The Ivorian has been out of action since the summer of 2018 after undergoing a knee surgery due to the medial ligament injury he picked up in a preseason game against Tottenham in July.
Bailly, who has been recovering since then featured for the Red Devils' reserved team and attempted scoring an ambitious bicycle kick.
His effort was however denied by Newcastle United's goalkeeper in a game the young United team won 2-1 in the end.
According to SunSport, Bailly is eyeing a return to the first team in the coming weeks and his return will hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a boost in the back-line.
Bailly moved to England from Villarreal in a deal around £27 million in 2016 and but injury has been a major problem since he joined the Old Trafford side.
The Sun also reports that Bailly's return to calm the nerves of Solskjaer who has lost Harry Maguire to a terrible injury.
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While Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, and youngster Axel Tuanzebe are the only fit center-halves at the moment.
The 25-year-old Ivorian runs out of contract with Man United at the end of the ongoing season but it is left to be seen if they will offer him a new contract.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Eric Bailly, Man United star, has given an emotional glimpse into his steady rise from being a street urchin selling cigarette to survive in Abidjan to a superstar in Manchester.
The 25-year-old star, who was born in Côte d’Ivoire from poor parents in Bingerville, humbly recounted how his less-privileged background almost shattered his football career.
The Ivorian moved from Africa to Spain after he was spotted by Espanyol's Emilio Montagut following an impressive performance during a youth tournament in Burkina Faso organized by Spanish company Promoesport.
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