Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire suffers muscle injury during training – Man United News And Transfer News

Manchester United’s never-ending injury woes has just got a lot worse with Harry Maguire ruled out for the next three weeks.

An official club release revealed that the former club captain has picked up a muscle injury and manager Erik ten Hag’s defensive options have dwindled even further.

“Harry Maguire has sustained a muscle injury that will keep him out for about three weeks,” the club announced on Sunday.

As journalist Andy Mitten further revealed, the injury was sustained during training, which once again paints the manager’s methods in a bad light.

Injury update

Players have complained about the intensity of training with many even blaming the manager for Casemiro’s injury recently.

The club remain hopeful that the Englishman can return for the all-important FA Cup final while the England coaching staff will also be monitoring proceedings with interest keeping the upcoming European Championships in mind.

“Harry Maguire has sustained a muscle injury that will keep him out for about three weeks. Did it in training. Has a chance of making cup final,” he wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

The defence is the worst affected part of the squad currently with Ten Hag’s preferred partnership of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane both sidelined along with Victor Lindelof and young academy graduate Willy Kambwala.

The Dutchman had revealed that Jonny Evans recently rejoined training but whether the Northern Ireland international is ready to start against Crystal Palace remains in doubt.

United were forced to field a centre-back partnership of Maguire and defensive midfielder Casemiro in the last three games. They shipped six goals in those games.

EtH has suffered because of never-ending injury list

The former Ajax coach has no other senior defensive options left and in recent games, 18-year-old academy talent Louis Jackson has been on the bench.

It will be intriguing to see whether Ten Hag turns to youth or if he is forced to play one his midfielders like Sofyan Amrabat or one of his full-backs there for the game against the Eagles.

United are currently eighth in the Premier League table and could finish in their lowest-ever position since the competition’s inception and miss out on Europe altogether.

The Red Devils boss is under immense pressure and these countless injuries are proving extremely costly. The medical department has been another major failure and a complete overhaul is needed.

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