Manchester United may very well be with out Harry Maguire for this weekend’s journey to Newcastle United whereas Alex Telles will even be assessed forward of the sport.
Maguire hit the headlines after being sent-off throughout England’s defeat to Denmark within the Nations League on Wednesday night time and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the centre-back picked up an unspecified knock earlier than his dismissal.
It comes off the again of what’s been a turbulent few weeks for Maguire as he was extensively criticised for his efficiency throughout Man Utd’s humiliating 6-1 defeat to Tottenham earlier than the worldwide break.
The 27-year-old has struggled for kind in the course of the opening weeks of the brand new Premier League season following his arrest whereas on vacation along with his household in Mykonos over the summer time.
Solskjaer is for certain Maguire will ‘bounce again’ and rediscover his finest kind, nonetheless, the defender will must be assessed earlier than his availability towards Newcastle may be decided.
Talking at his pre-match press convention as we speak, Solskjaer is quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying:
“Harry has obtained nice resilience, I do know he’ll bounce again, I do know he needs to play and work his method out of the final couple of video games he’s been criticised. He picked up a knock simply earlier than he got here off. I’m simply hopeful he’ll be match. We had a have a look at him yesterday and can give him a check as we speak.”
Maguire hasn’t missed a Premier League sport since arriving at Manchester United from Leicester Metropolis in July 2019 so it will be one thing of a blow if the centre-back was dominated out of the journey to St James’ Park tomorrow.
Eric Bailly picked up a knock on worldwide responsibility however has been handed match so he may are available in to accomplice Victor Lindelof in the midst of defence if Maguire misses the Newcastle sport this weekend.
Solskjaer additionally offered an up to date on Alex Telles and the left-back will must be assessed at Carrington as we speak earlier than it’s determined whether or not he will probably be accessible to make his debut towards Newcastle.
The 27-year-old featured for Brazil of their World Cup qualifiers towards Bolivia and Peru and had a restoration session at Carrington on Thursday following his long-haul journey again from South America so he’ll must be checked to see what situation he’s in.
Fellow summer time signing Edinson Cavani gained’t be in competition to make his debut this weekend as he’s nonetheless in quarantine whereas teen Facundo Pellistri is predicted to be eased into first group motion following his arrival from Penarol.
Solskjaer is quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying as we speak:
“Alex got here in yesterday and did his restoration after a protracted, lengthy flight from Sao Paulo, having come on twice for Brazil. So we’re wanting ahead to integrating him. Edinson has nonetheless not been with the group due to quarantine.”
Anthony Martial is dominated out of the Newcastle sport resulting from suspension following his sending off towards Tottenham whereas Axel Tuanzebe is recovering from a foot harm.
Sergio Romero and Phil Jones are each unavailable for choice so Solskjaer may very well be with out a minimum of six first group squad gamers for the journey to Newcastle if Maguire fails his late health check.