Manchester United provide injury update on Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has provided an update on the injury situation regarding Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire.

The two England internationals limped out of Saturday’s Premier League encounter with Aston Villa and were big doubts for the visit of Villarreal in Wednesday’s Champions League tie.

Club captain Maguire is definitely unavailable, as is suspended right-back Aaron Wan-Bisska, but there is a chance Shaw could make the substitutes’ bench.

Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire were not involved in Manchester United’s training session on the eve of their second Champions League group stage match against Villarreal.

Shaw and Maguire both came off due to injury in Man United’s last fixture against Aston Villa.

Shaw and Maguire were both forced off in the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday and seem set to miss the Villarreal tie. Shaw is believed to have been unwell on the morning of the game.

“That’s football for you and why we have a big and strong squad,” said the manager when asked about the pair by club media’s Mark Sullivan.

“It looks like Harry is definitely out. Luke, we might give a chance to but he didn’t train this morning. So maybe the best case scenario is he will join us on the bench.

“There has to be a reshuffle but that’s why we have a big squad of good players and I’m sure we’ll get a good performance with whoever is selected.”

At his press conference, Ole explained that Maguire could be missing for a few weeks.

“Luke has been in today so I’ll give him a chance to be involved. He didn’t train with the team. Harry is, more or less, definitely out and it doesn’t look good. It’s Harry’s calf and it might take a few weeks. Let’s see how quickly he recovers. Of course, he was hoping to play against Villarreal before but he missed the last game we played against them. That’s football for you. With Aaron suspended, we will have to make a few changes.”

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If both of them are absent, United would be without three of their first choice defenders as Aaron Wan-Bissaka is suspended following his red card against Young Boys.

Diogo Dalot is expected to come in at right-back and Victor Lindelof is in line to partner Raphael Varane, who is due to speak at the pre-match press conference.

Alex Telles could replace Shaw at left-back, despite his disastrous performance in the League Cup loss to West Ham last week.

Marcus Rashford and Amad continued their light training sessions away from the United squad at their Carrington training complex on Tuesday morning.

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