Eric Bailly could return to play for Manchester United soon
Bailly has been on Africa Cup of Nations duty with the Ivory Coast, depriving Manchester United of a key player.
Had Ivory Coast gone all the way in the competition, Mourinho would have been without the 22-year-old summer signing until February 5.
But after a 1-0 defeat to Morocco last night, Bailly and his team-mates endured an early elimination from the tournament.
Jose Mourinho will be glad to have Eric Bailly back for Manchester United
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Who will Jose Mourinho start against Hull in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg?
While tomorrow night’s EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Hull (7:45pm) has come too early for Bailly, Mourinho may consider the player for selection for the Premier League fixture against the Tigers on February 1.
Besides Bailly, Wilfried Zaha and Wilfried Bony will return to Crystal Palace and Stoke respectively.
United’s defence were given a tough test last time out against Stoke, with Marcos Rojo missing the game through illness.
Mourinho however, will be looking to reach another League Cup final and his side hold a 2-0 lead from the first leg.