Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given a huge boost on Monday as the Ivorian international took part in his first training session in several months
Eric Bailly is nearing a return for Manchester United after taking part in first-team training on Monday.
Ivory Coast international Bailly endured an injury-plagued 2019, making just seven appearances in all competitions for United.
The 25-year-old has been out of action since hurting his knee in an International Champions Cup victory over Tottenham in July.
Bailly underwent surgery and appears to be closing in on a return at a timely moment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Red Devils facing seven fixtures in January.
His 2018-19 season was ended in April by a medial ligament injury, which kept him out of United’s Premier League run-in and the Ivory Coast’s African Cup Of Nation campaign.