Harry Maguire “could be sidelined for two weeks” as the Manchester United captain is set to miss the derby
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is ‘set to miss’ the derby against Manchester City due to injury and “could be sidelined for two weeks”, according to The Daily Star (h/t Manchester Evening News).
The 29-year-old was seen limping after full-time at Wembley Stadium after the draw against Germany. The defender was in England’s starting lineup and had a game to forget against Hansi Flick’s men.
Maguire gave away a penalty after a foul on Jamal Musiala. Ilkay Gundogan proceeded to score from the spot in the 52nd minute. Chelsea’s Kai Havertz doubled Germany’s lead. And the United centre-back was the one who gave away the ball before the build-up.
However, the Three Lions were able to mount a comeback with goals from the Red Devils’ left-back Luke Shaw, Mason Mount and Harry Kane. Unfortunately, Havertz found the back of the net once again and the game ended 3-3.
Maguire also started for Gareth Southgate’s team against Italy. The Azzurri beat us 1-0 in Milan with a goal from Giacomo Raspadori. As a result, the Three Lions were relegated from the UEFA Nations League group A3.
The 29-year-old has not had the best of times at United either recently. Subsequently, Maguire has been dropped to the bench. The England international has not started for the Red Devils in the Premier League since the Brentford defeat.
Erik ten Hag has preferred the duo of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez in the backline. The French and Argentine duo have ensured victory whenever they have started together.
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United face City next. And it looks like Maguire will not even be able to make it to the bench. However, fans will want Varane and Martinez to continue their partnership in the back-four. Hopefully, neither of them suffers any last-minute fitness issues.