Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is relaxed about Eric Bailly’s future and has not dominated out the potential for the Manchester United defender being obtainable for Sunday’s assembly with Burnley at Outdated Trafford.
Bailly has missed all 4 of United’s video games for the reason that March worldwide break after testing optimistic for Covid-19 whereas away on obligation with the Ivory Coast and stayed within the West African nation whereas recovering.
The 27-year-old is again in Manchester however hypothesis over his long-term future has instructed that he’s sad with an absence of taking part in time underneath Solskjaer, having largely supplied cowl to first-choice centre-halves Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof this season.
Bailly’s present contract at Outdated Trafford is ready to run out on the finish of subsequent season however Solskjaer stated that talks over a brand new deal are ongoing and that he hopes to have him again match and obtainable on Sunday.
“Eric has been isolating again dwelling within the Ivory Coast. He is again to England now. We hope he may be obtainable for the weekend,” Solskjaer stated.
“Hopefully he can practice tomorrow, relying on how he feels inside himself. He is had his checks at present so we have to get the affirmation that he is nonetheless damaging.
On Bailly’s future, the United supervisor added: “Eric has performed properly when he is performed. I do know there’s been hypothesis. We’re speaking to him about his contract so I do not see any points actually.”
Solskjaer additionally hopes that Marcus Rashford will be capable of play a component towards Burnley having sat out of Thursday evening’s snug 2-0 win over Granada within the Europa League quarter finals.
Rashford has been carrying an ankle damage since final month’s Manchester derby and has had his minutes managed by Solskjaer over the previous few weeks. The 23-year-old was an unused substitute on Thursday, although was named on the bench in case he was wanted.
“An enormous bonus that he did not should put any strain on his foot,” Solskjaer stated. “I’ve obtained to hope that he may be obtainable and never make it worse. That is the choice I’ve obtained to make, fingers crossed.
“He wasn’t because of be on the bench at present actually. He did not practice yesterday, however simply in case he put his hand up and stated if wanted he may do a job. It is a resolution I’ve obtained to make on Sunday morning however he is vital for us.
“It is a tough one as a result of you have to go by how Marcus feels in a few days.”