League Cup: Manchester United's Harry Maguire could miss out on first-leg match against City, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

  • Manchester United defender Harry Maguire could miss Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City after picking up an injury in the FA Cup at the weekend, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said

  • Maguire, who was signed by United for 80 million pounds ($104.67 million) in the close season, suffered a knock on his leg in the first half of Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers but played the full 90 minutes

  • Solskjaer hopes to have Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard back for the City clash after they missed the Wolves game through illnessSolskjaer hopes to have Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard back for the City clash after they missed the Wolves game through illness

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire could miss Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City after picking up an injury in the FA Cup at the weekend, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

 League Cup: Manchester Uniteds Harry Maguire could miss out on first-leg match against City, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

File image of Harry Maguire. Reuters

Maguire, who was signed by United for 80 million pounds ($104.67 million) in the close season, suffered a knock on his leg in the first half of Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers but played the full 90 minutes.

Solskjaer told BT Sport he was unsure if Maguire would be fit for the game at Old Trafford.

“We were close to taking him off at halftime but he battled through. We were not sure if he should continue, but he was adamant he was going to be OK,” said Solskjaer.

Maguire’s absence would compound Solskjaer’s selection problems, with centre backs Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo sidelined and United already without midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

Solskjaer hopes to have Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard back for the City clash after they missed the Wolves game through illness.

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Updated Date: Jan 06, 2020 11:52:48 IST