Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is not confident that Harry Maguire would be ready to face Villareal when both sides clash in the Europa League final.
The Red Devils would battle the Yellow Submarines in Poland on the 26th of May for the Europa League crown and the English side are set to be without their captain. Maguire damaged his ankle ligament in the win against Aston Villa and the boss did not seem as hopeful for his chances of making the final.
Maguire was set to break a Manchester United record for most consecutive minutes played in the Premier League before his injury. He has assured fans via his twitter account that he would be okay and has appeared at every Manchester United game since then.
However, he was still on crutches in the stands for the home game against Fulham on Tuesday. Manchester United played a 1-1 draw with the London side with goals from Cavani and Joe Bryan. Speaking to the club’s official website after the game, Solskjaer disclosed that it does not look ‘great’ for Maguire but feels positive about Martial.
“Harry, we are working on. It doesn’t look great,” the manager admitted to mufc.com, “We have still got a little bit of hope for Anthony,” said Solskjaer. Man United picked up two other problems in the 1-1 draw with the Cottagers.
“We have had a couple of players who have got knocks today, with Scott [McTominay] and Fred. So I will see how they are. Unfortunately Scott had to come off and Fred doesn’t look great when he is walking now. But we have got eight days [to the final] and hopefully everyone who was available today will be available,“ he concluded.
Manchester United will hope to end their season as Premier League runners up and the Europa League trophy.