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Man Utd boss Solskjaer explains Bailly absence for victory over Liverpool

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained the absence of Eric Bailly for their FA Cup victory over Liverpool.

Solskjaer chose not to risk Eric Bailly for Manchester United's FA Cup tie with Liverpool as the Ivorian had a "little" injury concern.

Bailly, 26, missed much of the first half of the season with a muscle injury but he has enjoyed an extended run in the starting XI in recent weeks. But he was notably missing from the squad which went on to beat Liverpool 3-2 and progress to the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.

"Eric will be available [to face Sheffield United]," Solskjaer told reporters after the win over Liverpool. "It was just a little thing that I didn't want to risk him today.

"We had cover on the bench and Victor was ready so there was no point on taking a risk with Eric.

"He's fine, there's no problem. I can't say if he's playing or not, but he's fit and available for selection for Wednesday."

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