Maguire’s message as Man Utd confirm he will travel to Europa League final

Harry Maguire says he is looking forward to Wednesday’s Europa League final against Villarreal after Manchester United ended their league campaign on a high.

United defeated Wolves at Molineux on the final day to finish the whole 2020/21 campaign unbeaten away from home.

Goals from academy graduate Anthony Elanga and veteran Spaniard Juan Mata ensured Nuno Espirito Santo’s final game as Wolves boss ended in defeat.

But attention immediately now turns to Gdansk where United are aiming to claim their first piece of silverware under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The build-up to Wednesday’s final has been dominated by the fitness concerns of captain Maguire.

Harry Maguire is a huge doubt for the Europa League final

The England defender sent a message to supporters via social media after watching his side confirm their second place finish in the league.

“Great way to finish the @premierleague campaign,” Maguire posted on Instagram.

“Well done lads. Another step forward this year but we don’t settle for this, next year we must improve again. Looking forward to Wednesday #MUFC.”

Maguire was spotted in crutches earlier this month after suffering ligament damage in United’s Premier League victory over Aston Villa.

His return for the Europa League final has appeared unlikely but Solskjaer has opened the door by confirming he will travel to Poland with his squad.

“Still walking very gingerly. He’s travelling of course,” Solskjaer told BT in his pre-match interview.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Harry Maguire will travel to Gdansk
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Harry Maguire will travel to Gdansk

“I’ll give him until Wednesday afternoon to decide on that one but I don’t hold my hopes too high.”

Solskjaer will sweat on the fitness of Maguire but Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly both showed they can be adequate replacements with gutsy performances against Wolves.

The Norwegian boss rested all of his other key players at Molineux, meaning the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani will be raring to go against Villarreal.

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