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Harry Maguire will miss a Premier League match for Manchester United for the first time when they host his former club Leicester on Tuesday. Maguire was forced off at Villa Park in the 78th minute with an ankle injury following a tangle with Anwar El Ghazi. United won the game with a 3-1 score.
“The players are learning, developing, the group as a whole, getting better,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “You’ve been to the stadium, you hear the spirit, the camaraderie, they back each other, there is competition for places. Very happy that we’ve done that twice now.
“We have a final to look forward to. Hopefully it will be with Harry Maguire, I don’t know. We’ve got to check him. It might be a few weeks, it might be a couple of days, who knows.
“Hopefully he won’t be too bad but I’m not a doctor and we’ve got to check him and scan him tomorrow. It was his ankle, lower leg, I think the boy landed on top of him, so he twisted his ankle and got a knock.
“Harry has been excellent and it is almost unheard of, the minutes he has played without missing out. His fitness is very good, he’s robust but today it looked like the boy landed on top of him and he twisted his ankle, so that’s something you can’t really defend yourself against. Unfortunately, he had to come off.
“I don’t know how bad it is. Maybe he’s available for Thursday I don’t know, I will tell you more on Tuesday night when I next see you all.”
Meanwhile, Mason Greenwood is relishing getting a close-up view of Edinson Cavani’s movement at Manchester United.
“He’s exactly the same as last week, you know what he’s going to do but you can’t seem to stop him,” Greenwood told MUTV.
“He’s still scoring goals, it was exactly the same against Roma. It’s nice to watch there on the bench, to watch his movement when he scores.
“It’s his movement, everyone knows he can do it but they can’t stop it, I’m sure we’re all learning off him, me, Rashy, all the attackers and all the young lads are looking up to him so it’s good to have him there.
“It’s his movement, everyone knows he can do it but they can’t stop it, I’m sure we’re all learning off him, me, Rashy, all the attackers and all the young lads are looking up to him so it’s good to have him there.”