Solskjaer confirms Harry Maguire sustained ankle ligament damage while Manchester United skipper dons a protective shoe while watching the Leicester clash from the stands … but boss hopes he’ll be fit for the Europa League final .
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to have Harry Maguire for the Europa League final
- The Manchester United captain suffered an ankle injury in the win over Villa
- Maguire was seen wearing a protective boot at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening
- The defender saw United take on Leicester in their Premier League game
Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire faces a race against time to be fit for their Europa League final after suffering an ankle injury against Aston Villa on Sunday.
However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to have Maguire back for Gdansk’s showpiece, despite cameras showing the defender on crutches wearing a protective shoe after sustaining ankle ligament damage.
The 28-year-old was on the cusp of becoming the first outfield player in the club’s history to complete 72 consecutive Premier League games until forced to relinquish by the end of Sunday’s 3-1 win at Villa Park.
Harry Maguire faces the race to get fit for Manchester United’s Europa League final this month
Maguire was seen on crutches wearing a protective boot after sustaining an ankle injury
Maguire watches United record Leicester from the stands wearing his protective boot
Maguire missed his first top game since joining United in 2019 on Tuesday when former club Leicester came to Old Trafford and was seen in the stands wearing the medical boot.
Solskjaer confirmed in his pre-match interview with MUTV that the center-back had avoided a break, but faces a battle to come back for the Europa League final against Villarreal on May 26.
“Clearly we’ve had scans and the good news is there is no break,” the United boss said.
Maguire sustained the ankle injury on Sunday during United’s 3-1 victory over Aston Villa
Manchester United’s central half were injured in a challenge with Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi
(There’s) ligament damage and hopefully we’ll see him again this season. Hopefully ready for the final. ‘
Maguire, who has been an ever-present in the Premier League since joining United for £ 80m from Leicester in the summer of 2019, tweeted this weekend: ‘I hope the injury is nothing serious and that I will be playing again soon.’
Gareth Southgate will sweat over Maguire’s fitness, with the England boss nominating his Euro 2020 team on May 25.