Manchester United captain Harry Maguire will miss the Europa League Final in Gdansk
due to his ankle ligament injury.
Now he must be a major doubt for England and the Euros next month too.
Maguire has been a league ever-present in the United backline since arriving in the
summer of 2019, but now faces a race against time to prove his fitness for the clash in
Gdansk. He was forced off at Aston Villa two weeks ago with ankle ligament damage,
and Ole Gunnar Solskjær admitted the defender is still some ways off from being fully fit.
“He’s walking but it’s a long way from walking to running,” said the United boss.
“To be honest I don’t think we’ll see him in Gdansk, no, but I’m going to give him until
Tuesday night and the last training session to be out there. Steadily but surely he’s
improving – but ligaments take time to heal.”
Solskjaer says he will still make sure his captain is involved in the build up by addressing
the team before the game – and no doubt during it.
His bellowing voice from the stands has been well heard since he was sidelined with the
injury in the 3-1 away win at Aston Villa back on May 9th.
Solskjaer added: “He’s a very important person in the dressing room and a leader.
“Before fans came in you heard him from the stands, he wants the team to do well,
he’s organizing from the stands, it’s easy because it’s been so quiet. He’ll make sure
everyone’s ready for the final.”