September 28, (THEWILL) – Harry Maguire’s calf injury could keep him out for “a few weeks,” according to Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He added that Luke Shaw’s hip trouble against Aston Villa is not likely to keep him out for long.
Shaw limped out late in the first half of the 1-0 loss, and was quickly joined on the bench by Maguire, who pulled up and was eventually forced off with little over 20 minutes remaining. Both sat and watched as Kortney Hause scored a game-winning goal late in the game.
It was a major double blow for United, who are gearing up for a rematch with Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League after losing to Unai Emery’s side in the Europa League final last season.
Solskjaer confirmed Maguire’s absence in the build-up to the game, while remaining cautiously optimistic that Shaw will play a role as he said:
“Luke has been in today so I’ll give him a chance to be involved, he didn’t train with the team. Harry is more or less definitely out, it doesn’t look good. It’s his calf, that might take a few weeks.
“Let’s see how quickly he recovers. He wanted to play against Villarreal, he missed the last game. We will have to make a few changes.”
With Shaw unlikely to start, Alex Telles, who has recovered from an ankle injury, might make his second appearance of the season, especially because Diogo Dalot is anticipated to start ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Raphael Varane will partner Victor Lindelof at centre-back, who replaced Maguire against Villa after playing 90 minutes in the Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham.
Maguire is expected to miss the upcoming Premier League match against Everton, and his spot in the England team for the forthcoming international break could be jeopardized as a result of his injury.
United will return to league action on October 16 against Leicester, followed by matches against Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City.ju