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“Not sure” – Solskjaer makes a U-turn regarding Maguire fitness for Europa League final

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with captain Harry Maguire PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxONLY Copyright: xMartinxRickettx 54693003
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with captain Harry Maguire PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxONLY Copyright: xMartinxRickettx 54693003

Solskjaer unsure if Harry Maguire will return in time for Europa League final

According to The Mirror, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a U-turn regarding his assessment of skipper Harry Maguire and his availability for the Europa League final.

The Norwegian raised expectations yesterday when he expressed his optimism of Maguire being fit for the Europa League final. He has not played for the club since getting injured against Aston Villa earlier in the month.

Maguire injured his ankle ligaments and has already been ruled out for the remaining Premier League fixtures.

Maguire could be out for the rest of then season

Solskjaer has now attempted to play down expectations and has refused to put a date on his return. It now remains to be seen if he will make it in time for the showpiece event in Gdansk.

“We’re not going to see him back in the league so hopefully we can welcome him back for the final, but I’m not sure.”

United do not appear to be in a hurry to force the defender back into action. With just over a week to go, it is now a race against time to see him return against Villarreal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a press conference at Manchester United. (imago Images)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a press conference at Manchester United. (imago Images)

Solskjaer meanwhile had good news about Anthony Martial and Daniel James. Both of them are back in training and could be in contention to face Fulham at the weekend.

Whether they will make the cut for the game against Villarreal will be interesting to see.

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