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Manchester United defender Eric Bailly expects to build on Chelsea performance

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Manchester United defender Eric Bailly suggests that he expects to build on his impressive showing on his return from injury against Chelsea on Monday night.

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has suggested that he expects to only get better after his return to first-team action on Monday night.

Despite being a surprise inclusion against Chelsea after a long period on the sidelines, Bailly was arguably United's star performer in a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

The Ivorian had been expected to return last month, but the centre-back has indicated that he has been pushing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to hand him an opportunity to impress.

Bailly told the South Morning China Post: "It's not easy when you don't play for so long, but it only gets easier by playing games.

"I have been telling the manager that I want to play. I've been working hard and a bad, long, injury. I've been ready to play for a week and told the manager that. I took a few minutes to settle when the game started.

"I was nervous if I'm honest after so long away because it was almost a year when I was injured against Chelsea, but then things went OK. I felt the support from my teammates and my manager which is important."

Bailly's next appearance is likely to come against Watford on Sunday afternoon.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721
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