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Solskjaer confirmed Maguire not expected to be fit for the final

Fri 21 May 2021 | 13:24

The Norwegian coach announced the possibility of his team's star being absent in the match against Villarreal.

Manchester United

boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that

Harry Maguire

may not be fit for the Europa League final against Villarreal.

The United captain has played every minute of the league since joining the club in the summer of 2019, but was forced to leave the pitch due to injury in the game against Aston Villa two weeks ago. Therefore, his absence in the crucial match against Villarreal in the Europa League final will be probable, and the Norwegian coach confirmed this.

"He's walking but it's a long way from walking to running so, to be honest, I don't think we'll see him in Gdansk, no," said the United boss, after the defender was pictured walking without crutches on Thursday evening.

"But, as I've said so many times, I'm going to give him until Tuesday night, the last training session, and see if he can try to be out there.

"Steadily but surely he's improving but ligaments, they take time to heal."

Maguire plays an important role in the center of Manchester's defense and is absent and can be a fatal blow to the Red Devils.

"He's a very important person in the dressing room and a leader. Before the fans came in, I think you all heard him from the stands."

Solskjaer added.

"He does still want the team to do well, of course, he's organising even from the stands, which has been easy because it's been so quiet. So, he'll come, he'll be in the dressing room, he'll make sure everyone's ready for the final."

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