Manchester United captain Harry Maguire will be absent in Europa League against Villarreal and will miss the final match. The Red Devils will travel to Poland for UEFA Europa League without Maguire. On May 9 during Aston Villa’s 3-1 victory, Maguire picked up an injury and tore his ankle ligaments in an uncomfortable collision with Anwar El Ghazi, later he had to leave the game.
UEFA Europa League final is scheduled for 26th May three days prior to UEFA Champions League final (between Manchester City and Chelsea) and Maguire was positive about his chances of being fit for the match. However, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the 28-year-old is likely to miss Manchester United’s Europa League final against Villarreal.
Manchester United’s official website claim, as per Solskjaer, the defender will not recover in time. “He’s walking, but it’s a long way from walking to running, so to be honest I don’t think we’ll see him in Gdansk,” said the United boss.
“I’m going to give him until Tuesday night, the last training session, to see if he can be out there. Ligaments take time to heal.”
Solskjaer added: “He’s a very important person in the dressing room and a leader. Before the fans came in you all heard him from the stands.”
“He wants the team to do well, he’s organising from the stands, which has been easy because it’s been so quiet. He’ll be in the dressing room and make sure everyone’s ready for the final.”
Manchester United advanced to the Europa League final with a dominating match against Roma scoring 8-5 on aggregate while Villarreal surprised Arsenal with 1-2 aggregate scores. The prestigious tournament will be conducted next week on May 26 2021 at Stadion Eberga Gdansk stadium situated in Poland.