Football goes on for now, and as it stands, Manchester United have a game against Leeds this weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have one extra player available for the fixture.

Eric Bailly is back in training after posting an image arriving at Carrington, confirming he is with his teammates once again.

Bailly has been out since the international break, when he went on duty with Ivory Coast and registered a positive Covid test before he was due to fly back.

This delayed his return to England by a week, and then he had to self-isolate in Manchester, meaning he was not available for matches against Granada or Burnley.

Now Bailly is back and available to feature, potentially, in United’s match against Leeds at the weekend.

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Will Bailly be in the squad?

There is no guarantee Bailly will be involved. He was dropped from United’s last two squads before the international break against Milan and Leicester, with various rumours surfacing about his future with his contract set to expire in 2022 [Sky Sports].

During his absence, Axel Tuanzebe played in the second leg with Granada when Harry Maguire was suspended, and played one of his best matches of the season.

If Bailly’s future is in doubt, then Tuanzebe could have overtaken the Ivorian in the pecking order.

United’s squad have a complete rest this week, meaning Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire will be rested up ahead of Sunday’s game with Leeds.

So Bailly could be waiting a little while to play again. Who knows if the Europa League semi-finals will go ahead with United at this point.

Either way, it is good to see the popular defender back and ready to contribute if need be.

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