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Maguire limps off against Aston Villa: Solskjaer offers injury update

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The Red Devils cannot afford to have their skipper on the sidelines for an extended period with important games coming up.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unsure about the severity of Harry Maguire’s injury after the Manchester United skipper was forced off during the 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

With 12 minutes remaining until the end of normal time, Maguire was replaced by Eric Bailly as he immediately dropped to the ground after coming back on following his pitchside treatment.

The England international, who set a new record for most consecutive Premier League minutes played for United, appeared to have hurt his ankle after a collision with Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi and teammate Edinson Cavani.

Maguire’s injury causes the Red Devils major worry with a hectic run of Premier League games and the Europa League final coming up.

”We’ve got to check it. It might be a few weeks, might be a couple of days – who knows. I’m not a doctor and we’ve got to check him and scan him tomorrow,” stated Solskjaer, via the official club website.

“It was his ankle, lower leg. I think the boy landed on top of him. So he twisted his ankle and got a knock.

“Harry has been excellent and it’s almost unheard of, the minutes he’s played. His fitness is very good – he’s robust. But, today, it looked like the boy landed on him and he twisted his ankle. I don’t know how serious it is. He might be available on Tuesday, he might not.”

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