Solskjaer offers worryingly vague update on Maguire injury

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Harry Maguire will have a scan on his ankle injury suffered during Manchester United‘s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Maguire suffered the injury in an accidental collision with Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi in the second half.

United’s captain received treatment on the field but was forced to limp off.

That means that Maguire is a doubt for his side’s upcoming fixtures – including potentially the Europa League final against Villarreal on May 26 depending on the severity of his injury.

But Solskjaer is as yet unsure about the extent of the injury that Maguire picked up.

Speaking after the victory over Villa, which keeps United in the Premier League title race, the Norwegian said: “Of course we’ve got a final to look forward to – hopefully that will be with Harry Maguire. I don’t know.

“We’ve got to check him. It might be a few weeks, might be a couple of days, who knows?

“Hopefully it won’t be too bad but I’m not a doctor. We’ve got to check him and scan him tomorrow.

“It was his ankle, lower leg. I think the boy landed on top of him, so twisted his ankle and got a knock.”

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Prior to the game against Villa, Maguire had played every minute in the Premier League since signing for United in August 2019.

He has been part of a Manchester United defence that has conceded 36 league goals this campaign – the third-lowest number in the English top flight below Manchester City (26) and Chelsea (32).

The Red Devils play a further five games in all competitions this season – including two in the next four days.

Solskjaer earlier criticised the rescheduling of the postponed Liverpool game to this Thursday, which means United must play four games within seven days.

They lost the first of those games – a Europa League final second leg tie at Roma – although progressed to the final via an 8-5 aggregate scoreline.

United currently sit second in the Premier League table, ten points behind leaders Manchester City with a game in hand on their rivals, who themselves have three games to play.

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