Harry Maguire will not return from an injury over the weekend (Image: Getty Images)
Manchester United will remain without Harry Maguire due to an injury against Norwich on Saturday after the defender lost his 3-1 loss to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
The center received a blow against Wolves in the FA Cup on Saturday, although the injury was not thought to be serious at the time when he completed the full 90 minutes.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expected the England international to return for Man City’s visit in the first leg of the semifinals, but did not return on time and United suffered in his absence.
It has now been confirmed that Maguire will also miss Norwich’s Saturday visit to Old Trafford in the Premier League, and the recovery will take much longer than expected.
Disappointed for losing an injury: we will be right behind the boys 🔴❤️ #MUFC https://t.co/QhuegZdG4F
– Harry Maguire (@ HarryMaguire93) January 7, 2020
The exact nature of the injury is unclear, and Solskjaer said Monday, before the City game: ‘It is still a bit early. We will give you as much time as possible. I was limping for yesterday, but there are still 36 hours left. “
Phil Jones replaced Maguire with Victor Lindelof in the middle of the defense and will probably be summoned again against the Canary Islands.
The former Blackburn man also stopped with an injury at the end of the game against City on Tuesday night, but this is reportedly only a cramp and will be fit for the weekend.
After an encouraging form, United has now lost two and drew one of its last three games and will be desperate to win again in the Premier League on Saturday.
Certainly, the injuries have not helped Solskjaer, with characters like Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, all still marginalized, although Luke Shaw could return over the weekend.
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