Manchester United simply cannot catch an injury break at the moment, huh? The Red Devils have lost key midfield duo Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay in the long-term. Now, a third player has been added to the list.
Now it’s the turn of Harry Maguire. Slabhead missed last night’s Manchester derby, after which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ruled him out of this weekend’s game against Norwich City.
However, in an exclusive, the Daily Telegraph have confirmed it’s even worse than that. They say that United have been hit with a further injury setback, with the 26-year-old set for a ‘sustained period’ on the sidelines.
Apparently, United’s £80million man has suffered a torn hip muscle – an injury in which Maguire presumably suffered during the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, during which he seemed to be playing with some discomfort.
Apparently, United were close to substituting their #6 off at half-time but instead, Maguire insisted on playing and actually aggravated the problem…
As we witnessed against City, United’s other alternatives are hardly inspiring. Phil Jones had an absolute nightmare last night, while Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo are all still sidelined. This leaves Solskjaer woefully short in another key area and honestly, I’ve got no idea how this is going to play out.