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Maguire missed Europa League final’s training session

Tue 25 May 2021 | 17:01

The Manchester United captain sustained an ankle injury and did not feature for his side in their last four league matches, and may miss the battle against Villarreal on Wednesday.

Harry Maguire

missed the training session with

Manchester United

before the Europa League against


on Wednesday; however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not rule him out.

The England international endured an ankle injury when playing against Aston Villa. There is hope that he may return to action for the final as he was seen without his protective boot and crutches.

Solskjaer said:

"We've prepared well. Anthony (Martial) didn't make it, Phil (Jones) didn't make it and Harry's going to jog up and down the sideline a bit, I reckon, and he'll probably try to join in."

Luke Shaw was quizzed about the 28-year-old and what influence his absence will have on the team.

The full-back said:

“Obviously Harry is here. We’ve still got another session so we’ll see how he is but not too sure yet.

"So, we’re hoping he can be available but the main focus is the players that are out there fit to enjoy the session today and enjoy the game tomorrow.” 

If Maguire does not get fit on time, Eric Bailly or Alex Tuanzebe will replace him. Billy has played in 20 games this season and has more experience than Tuanzebe who has made 18 appearances.

The Red Devils manager ruled out Anthony Martial and Phil Jones and admitted it is hard for him to select.

It's always difficult to leave players out throughout the whole season,”

Solskjaer said.

“A final is a reward for what you've done the whole season and then if there's a doubt between a couple it's form in the latter stages. 

“We'll enjoy the last session and the players will get the team tomorrow.

"I’ll tell the team and the subs they might have to play a big part for us because it’s happened before. They can be disappointed and angry with me but be ready when you come on. Whoever starts enjoy it because you don’t get too many finals in your life."

source: SportMob