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Manchester United's Bailly might be ready for Liverpool - Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Eric Bailly is closing in on a return to first-team action and could make the matchday squad for Sunday's league match against Liverpool.

Bailly recently recovered from a knee injury he suffered during the Red Devils' pre-season match against Tottenham Hotspur in July.

After spending six months on the sidelines, the Ivorian defender made his comeback last Friday for Manchester United's U23 side as they grabbed a 2-1 win over Newcastle United.

Ahead of their FA Cup replay against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday, Solskjaer said the 25-year-old centre-back will be ready to face Liverpool if he gets adequate playing time in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Sheffield Wednesday's youngsters.