Solskjaer issues bleak Harry Maguire injury update ahead of Europa League final

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could give no guarantees about Harry Maguire’s fitness ahead of the Europa League Final.

Manchester United saw off Roma in midweek to make their first final under the Norwegian.

But they could now be forced to take on Villarreal in Gdansk on May 26 without their ever present skipper after he hobbled off in Sunday’s win over Aston Villa.

Maguire clashed with Anwar El Ghazi and was subsequently forced off with 12 minutes remaining.

Solskjaer admitted after the contest that the injury could yet keep him out for a month.

He said: “Hopefully [the Europa League final] will be OK with Harry. I don’t know.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sweating on the fitness of Harry Maguire

“We need to check it. It might be a few weeks or a month – we don’t know.

“It was his ankle or lower leg. I think the player landed on him and he twisted something.”

United will play four times in 12 days before the season ends, starting with Tuesday’s visit of Leicester.

After that they play Liverpool in their rearranged fixture before taking on Fulham and Wolves.

The defender was forced off injured
The defender was forced off injured

Solskjaer’s side then have three days between the Premier League season concluding and the Europa League Final in Poland.

Maguire had not missed a single minute of league action since joining United from Leicester in 2019 but that run will now come to an end.

The Red Devils boss had bemoaned the fixture pile-up before Maguire’s injury and said he would have to play a much changed team at some point.

England boss Gareth Southgate will also be keeping tabs on the situation with Maguire crucial to his plans.

The Three Lions begin their Euro 2020 campaign on June 13 against Croatia.

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