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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Eric Bailly’s inclusion vs. Atalanta

After thrashing Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the Premier League last time out, Manchester United will be desperate to pick up where they left off when they take on Atalanta in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night.

Despite thrashing Tottenham Hotspur and effectively sealing the end of Nuno Espirito Santo’s time in London, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still under a lot of pressure heading into Tuesday’s game against Atalanta.

Hopeful he can extend his stay in the Old Trafford dugout, the Norweigan has named a strong starting lineup, albeit one that sees centre-back regular, Victor Lindelof, drop out.

The Sweden international has picked up an injury during a recent training session (MEN) which has meant fan-favourite Eric Bailly has been recalled.

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Having failed to feature since September, the flamboyant centre-back will be looking to grab Tuesday night’s opportunity with both hands.

Speaking ahead of the important away European tie, Solskjaer, who spoke to the club’s in-house media team, said: “Yeah he’s been really keen. He’s worked really hard and trained really well.

“Of course he’s played a few games with Ivory Coast as well, so he’ll be ready.”

United’s away match against Atalanta is scheduled to kick off at 8pm (UK time) and will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

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