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Harry Maguire admits he still hasn’t returned to training at Manchester United after injury

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Harry Maguire admits he still hasn’t returned to training at Manchester United as the defender is recovering from a calf injury he sustained against Aston Villa last month…

  • Harry Maguire has missed Manchester United’s last two games in all competitions
  • But despite resuming light training, he is still not back with teammates
  • News means United will most likely be without first-choice defenders
  • Raphael Varane is also out for Saturday’s clash against Leicester City











Manchester United’s defensive crisis shows little sign of easing after captain Harry Maguire admitted he still hasn’t returned to training after a calf injury.

The centre-back picked up the issue in Aston Villa’s 1-0 defeat last month, which prevented him from being selected for the England squad as he also saw United’s games against Everton and Villarreal in the Premier League and Champions League respectively. had to miss. .

Since then, the 28-year-old has been convalescing at United’s training ground in Carrington.

Harry Maguire admits he still has to return to full training at Manchester United

Maguire is still recovering from an ankle injury sustained in the defeat to Aston Villa last month

Maguire is still recovering from an ankle injury sustained in the defeat to Aston Villa last month

Obviously Maguire did some light practice in Carrington on Monday after missing the last two games, but did not participate in the main session.

Reflecting on his injury, Maguire revealed that while he was in the recovery phase, he was still not back training with teammates.

“Yeah, it’s coming,” Maguire told Manchester United’s website.

“I haven’t trained with the team yet, but it’s getting better and better, I’m making progress as I should. It’s obviously a frustrating injury for me to get, but I’m making progress and I’ll be back on the pitch soon.”

Maguire’s absence was a big miss for United as the defender played 90 minutes in the first five games of the Premier League season, with the Red Devils winning four.

Central defender Raphael Varane suffered a groin injury on Sunday in the Nations League final in France against Spain

Central defender Raphael Varane suffered a groin injury on Sunday in the Nations League final in France against Spain

But the timing of the injury is a major blow to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is also without his other first-choice centre-back Raphael Varane.

Varane will miss a crucial run of games for Manchester United after the club confirmed he will be out of action for ‘a few weeks’ with a groin muscle injury.

Varane had scans on Tuesday after he limped out of France’s win over Spain in the weekend’s Nations League final.

United said in a statement: “Raphael Varane sustained a groin muscle injury in the UEFA Nations League final and has started rehabilitation at the club. He’s out for a few weeks.’

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (center) is likely to play Eric Bailly (right) alongside Victor Lindelof (left), with Maguire likely to miss Saturday's game with Leicester City.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (center) is likely to play Eric Bailly (right) alongside Victor Lindelof (left), with Maguire likely to miss Saturday’s game with Leicester City.

It means United’s new £43m deal could miss a string of matches in the span of three weeks, including Premier League games against Leicester, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City, as well as a Champions League double header with Atalanta.

Varane spent the second half of the French game on the bench with an ice pack on his right thigh, before flying back from Milan after the game in a private jet with his United team-mate Paul Pogba.

With Maguire likely to be ruled out against the Foxes this weekend, Solskjaer is likely to play Eric Bailly alongside Victor Lindelof.

Getting fit again Phil Jones is another option, but he hasn’t started a league game in 22 months.

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