Antonio Valencia sends a good luck message to Eric Bailly as pre-season training starts

Manchester United players are now officially back from their holidays and ready to jump straight into the grind of pre-season training.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gathered the majority of his troops and is ready to meet the challenge head-on.

One of the returning players, Eric Bailly, will surely be hoping to make a big impression in the forthcoming season.

The 25-year-old centre-back has had some fitness issues in recent seasons and his misfortune appeared to culminate when he suffered a season-ending knee injury at the end of the most recent campaign, a blow which reportedly left him crying in the changing room.

However, he is now back with the Red Devils and is getting ready for the start of the pre-season, and he posted an Instagram snap to mark the beginning of the summer training period.

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First day. ✅

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Antonio Valencia, the ex-Manchester United captain, quickly responded to Bailly, wishing him all the best in the future.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Bailly is committed to breaking into Solskjaer’s starting XI and is unmoved by speculation linking him with Lyon.

If those reports prove to be true and he can remain injury free this season, the Ivorian may finally establish himself as an integral cog in the defensive unit.

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