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Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly available for Man Utd.

Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly is available for selection.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that they have no injury concerns ahead of their Premier League clash against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Red Devils who returned to winning ways in the Carabeo Cup on Tuesday will be without defender Phil Jones when they travel to the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

Eric Bailly is available for selection after making his first start for United in their EFL Cup 3-0 win against Luton Town FC during midweek.

"Eric is fit again, it's a big bonus and a plus for us," the former United striker Solskjaer said in his press conference on Friday.

"I'm looking forward to seeing him develop and play more games. We have been waiting for him to be fit and play more regularly."

The Norwegian also said defender Axel Tuanzebe, who has been sidelined since December 2019, is edging closer to first-team training.

Solskjaer reflected on their Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend and is hoping to see a different display against the Seagulls, who are looking for their first back-to-back league wins since November 2019.

"I wasn’t happy with the Palace game," he said. "We weren’t ready to play at the level we needed. The game was very disappointing but I'm still confident we can break teams down."

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