Manchester United have been hit with a Harry Maguire injury concern ahead of the all-important Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
When the team-sheets were announced, it was somewhat surprising to see United’s club captain not even make the eighteen-man squad, let alone the starting XI.
Usually, Maguire is someone who when fit, he plays. He’s certainly dependable in that regard, always putting his body on the line for the cause. However, last night, we just all presumed he was being rested.
Well, before last night’s game against Brighton, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would confirm that the key star would suffer a little ‘knock’. The minor problem comes just days before a huge Premier League fixture against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. It goes without saying, we’re going to need him for that one…
Here’s what Solskjaer had to say about the Maguire injury concern:
“Yeah, he’s got a little knock but should be okay,” Solskjaer told MUTV, per the Manchester Evening News. “We need to give minutes to players, we need to [give them] a chance to stake a claim for the league game on Sunday and this is a strong team as well.”
I guess the good news is that it’s just a minor issue, as opposed to a major injury that’s going to keep him sidelined for months and months. Judging by Solskjaer’s relaxed reaction, Maguire is being rested as a precaution more than anything.
Hopefully, he’ll be fit enough to start this weekend. The pairing of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly doesn’t seem all-that-strong on paper – particularly as they’ll be going against Harry Kane.
For Maguire, it’s now about resting up. Yes, he would have loved to have been out there last night. However, giving him the game off was undoubtedly the right call. He now has a few days to prove his fitness and get ready to take on Mourinho’s Spurs.
Get well soon, Harry!