Man Utd and England sweating as Harry Maguire undergoes scan on ankle injury

Manchester United and England are sweating on the fitness of Harry Maguire, with the centre-half set to undergo a scan on Monday.

Maguire was forced off in the latter stages of United’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday after a coming together with Anwar El Ghazi.

The win ensured Manchester City will have to wait to claim the Premier League title, but of more pressing concern is Maguire’s injury.

The 28-year-old hasn’t missed a Premier League game since moving to Old Trafford in 2019, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that run would likely end when United travel to Leicester on Tuesday.

“The boy [El Ghazi] landed on top of him and he twisted his ankle,” Solskjaer said after the match.

“Harry has been excellent and it’s almost unheard of, the minutes he’s played without missing him.

“We’ve a [Europa League] final to look forward to and hopefully it will be with Harry; it might be a few weeks, it might be a couple of days, we don’t know.

“Hopefully it won’t be too bad, but I’m not a doctor, and we’ve got to scan him on Monday [today].

“He may be available on Thursday [against Liverpool], but I don’t know, it might be longer. I’ll tell you more on Thursday.”

Maguire’s absence at the heart of United’s defence will provide an opportunity for the likes of Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe.

Bailley has struggled for minutes in the Premier League this season but did come on to replace Maguire at Villa Park.

That was the Frenchman’s first taste of top-flight football since United’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace in March.

Tuanzebe has been used even more sparingly by Solskjaer in recent months. The 23-year-old has made 15 appearances this season and hasn’t featured in the Premier League since February.

Despite his lack of game time, Tuanzebe has still managed to accumulate seven yellow cards in all competitions.

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