Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided mixed news on Harry Maguire’s ankle injury.
Against Aston Villa, Manchester United’s 3-1 victory was marred by an injury to Harry Maguire. Sadly, the skipper’s run of playing every single minute of Premier League action would end. However, the big concern was about his availability for our Europa League final.
Simply put, the rest of United’s current defenders give me absolute fits as they’re all so inconsistent. If we want to give ourselves the best chance at beating Villareal, Maguire simply has to be fit.
Before United’s game yesterday, Ole would meet the media and confirm that the key United star has suffered ligament damage to the ankle – though there was no fracture. He’s now in a race against time to be fit for our Europa League final…
Check out what the gaffer had to say here:
“He’s obviously had the scans and the good news is there is no fracture,” Solskjaer told ManUtd.com.
“[There’s] Ligament damage but hopefully we will see him again this season. Hopefully, he’ll be ready for the final.”
Solskjaer is always pretty hard to read when talking about injuries. My best guess is that we won’t see Maguire again in the Premier League. However, at this point, I would guess he’s on course to play in the Europa League final.
Obviously, that can change. All it takes is a minor setback here or a small niggling injury there and suddenly, our best defender is missing for our biggest game of the season.
Right now, it’s just about keeping everything crossed. We’re seriously going to need Maguire as Villareal are a top team who love to play on the front foot. We need the Englishman’s leadership qualities and overall ability to give ourselves a good opportunity to win it.
For now, all Maguire can do is rest up and stay focused.
Get well soon, Harry!
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