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Man Utd boss Solskjaer on Bailly: Absolutely fantastic, wasn't he?

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with Eric Bailly's performance for victory at Chelsea.

Bailly, 25, made his first United appearance since the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on April 30, having sustained a knee ligament injury in July that sidelined the defender for five months.

Illness to Victor Lindelof forced Solskjaer to start Bailly in a back three with Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw and the Ivory Coast centre half was one of the standout performers as United kept a fourth consecutive clean sheet.

"Absolutely fantastic, wasn't he?" Solskjaer said. "Not a bad [selection] conundrum, because Eric's a top player. It was his first game since we played Chelsea last year in April.

"He's such a top, top defender and his block from [Mateo] Kovacic is out of this world defending. He's quick, he's strong brave as a lion and it's great to have him back."

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