Yesterday, we covered a story from The Telegraph in which it was claimed that Harry Maguire was set for a ‘sustained’ spell on the sidelines. Simply put, no exact timeframe was placed upon his return.
Well, late last night, The Mirror cleared that up for us. According to the British media outlet, the 26-year-old United star is set for up to a month out injured after tearing a hip muscle.
Honestly, United’s injury luck is just horrendous right now. With Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba out in the long-term the last thing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed was another major casualty.
Maguire isn’t expected back until February and will miss the FA Cup replay against Wolves, a league game against Liverpool plus the second-leg of the Manchester derby. He’ll also miss a couple of other Premier League fixtures along the way.
That leaves Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones as the only fit centre-halves. Yes, you did read that correctly…
Axel Tuanzebe is still not available for whatever reason, while Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo are still missing too.
Going into a congested part of the season where games are coming thick and fast, this is going to be a major issue for the Baby Faced Assassin. It’s certainly going to be intriguing to see how he copes…