The Ivory Coast duo took part in the men’s soccer event at the Tokyo Olympics, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals
According to the manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Eric Bailly and Amad Diallo’s return to Manchester United after their outing during the Olympic Games in 2020 is unknown.
The duo played a role in the elephant’s unsuccessful campaign during the men’s soccer meet in Tokyo.
Diallo provided assistance that helped Franck Kessie score the winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia in the group stage, while Bailly opened the scoring in his 5-2 defeat to Spain in the quarter-finals.
The duo are back in Manchester after their trip to Japan, but they are expected to undergo mandatory quarantine in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Before their last friendly before the season against Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday, the Norwegian boss gave an update on Bailly and Diallo.
“Yes, of course, if you participate in these tournaments during the pre-season, it is always difficult,” says Solskjær said the club’s website.
“I do not know exactly on what day they will be with us again after the quarantine, but they are ready and better off to play these matches.”
Ivory Coast have been eliminated in the last eight innings, with Brazil and Spain battling in the final on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Manchester United start their Premier League season 2021-22 on 14 August against the newly promoted Leeds United.
Following the arrival of Jadon Sancho last month, Solskjaer said the club will sit down with Diallo to discuss his future for the new season.
“We think of every player and the best path of the club – what is best for this season, what is best for the future. Amad enjoys the Olympics and we will sit at the end of the window to see how we are, “said the Norwegian coach said.
‘Of course, with Elanga, a decision about him is a big decision. There’s Marcus and his injury status, so we’ll make a decision about Amad when he returns and sits down with him.
The 19-year-old signed a five-year deal with Atalanta in January.
According to reports, Bailly – who recently signed a three-year contract extension – is expected to seek clarity with club management to discuss his future with the looming arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.