Harry Maguire set to miss Wolves game with injury: report

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Man United are set to be without their captain, Harry Maguire, vs Wolves.

Old Trafford plays host to Manchester United against Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening. Make no mistake about it, this will be a more difficult game than people expect.

Ralf Rangnick’s side will have to be at their best to ensure all three points are won here. Organisation, pressing in packs and on-ball quality. All three boxes have to be ticked.

Ahead of the game, United have been dealt a late injury blow. The story comes from The Athletic, who state that Harry Maguire has picked up an injury.

The key star is set to miss tonight’s Wolves game with the issue, leaving United short-handed at centre-half.

As things stand, the only genuinely viable centre-back we have fit is Raphael Varane. And even he’s only just returned back from injury so he’s still a little rusty.

Eric Bailly is due to be with the Ivory Coast squad to take part in the African Cup of Nations, Victor Lindelof is rated as doubtful due to a recent bout of Covid-19, while Phil Jones hasn’t played in two years…

Obviously, the decision for Rangnick isn’t an easy one, with The Athletic unsure as to how long Maguire is out for. They also state that Nemanja Matic could be viewed as an auxiliary alternative.

Again, this just makes me believe that United will have to dip their toes into the central-defensive market yet again when the summer rolls around. The problems in that area sadly haven’t been fixed by the addition of Varane – as we still have to find the Frenchman a top-class partner.

Hopefully, this Maguire injury isn’t too serious. Despite the fact he’s far from the best centre-back in the world, he still makes up half of our best defensive pairing right now…

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