Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Harry Maguire left him ‘positive’, he WILL recover for the Europa League final
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals that the Sunday morning chat with ‘positive’ Harry Maguire has left him optimistic. Man United captain WILL recover from ligament damage and be fit for the Europa League final with Villarreal on May 26
- The captain of United received a single hit against Aston Villa last Sunday
- The Red Devils have conceded six goals in the two games since his ankle injury
- But Maguire, 28, apparently feels optimistic about making it to the European final
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Harry Maguire is feeling ‘positive’ about whether he will be fit for the Europa League final after talking to the central half on Sunday morning.
The United captain took a single hit a week ago in a 3-1 win against Aston Villa, which cast him doubt on the European showpiece on May 29.
And Solskjaer admitted on Tuesday before the game in Fulham that the 28-year-old was optimistic after talking to Maguire that he would be back in time for the game against Villarreal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Harry Maguire is ‘positive’ about being fit for their European final
Defender and captain Maguire sustained an ankle injury against Aston Villa on Sunday
He said, ‘Hopefully we can have some good news early on, but I’ll give it to Harry for a while.
‘He has shown his importance. I felt I became a really good player when I got injured. People realize what you can do.
“Harry is our leader and he’s been a big miss right now. I’ll give him as long as he needs before he says yes or no.
‘He’s making progress, but we don’t want to test it too soon. Harry wants this so badly, but he doesn’t want to take any chances.
United will play the Europa League final against Villarreal on May 29 in Gdansk, Poland
And Red Devils boss Solskjaer revealed Maguire’s optimism after talking to him on Sunday
‘When I spoke to him this morning, he was quite positive. We have to be positive and think he is going to make it until we have to say no. I’ve always been an optimist. ‘
The £ 80 million defender is often criticized, but the Red Devils have struggled in his absence, conceding six goals in the two games since his injury.
His interception, aerial duel and passing stats are among the best in the league, and the former Leicester defender is an influential figure and leader even off the field.
Solskjaer’s next side face relegated Fulham and then traveled to Wolves on Sunday, three days before the final in Gdansk, Poland.