Tuesday 23 May 2017

Eric Bailly returns to Manchester United starting team for Europa test against Zorya

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks at Eric Bailly as he goes off injured
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks at Eric Bailly as he goes off injured

Manchester United's Eric Bailly will make his comeback from injury this evening on what could be a very hard surface in the Ukraine.

This is the United XI that will take on Zorya Luhansk in Odessa at 6pm:

Ivorian centre-half Bailly, who made a good start to life at Old Trafford before a knee injury ruled him out in October, returns to the Red Devils lineup ahead of schedule.

Bailly is partnered by Marcos Rojo, with Sergio Romero starting in goal behind the pair.

Wayne Rooney returns to the team after suspension ruled him out of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Everton.

The captain is flanked by Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, with the trio operating behind lone striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera start in midfield, while Daley Blind and the little-seen Ashley Young occupy the full-back positions.

Despite concerns yesterday over the icy pitch, the game will go ahead.

The sounds of United players' boots on the freezing surface yesterday was quite incredible, with their displeasure clear for all to see.

Mourinho also laid into UEFA for their poor scheduling at his press conference yesterday.

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