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Harry Maguire suffers torn hip muscle in huge injury blow to Manchester United

Harry Maguire suffers torn hip muscle in huge injury blow to Manchester United after he insisted on playing through pain and made the problem WORSE

  • Harry Maguire is set for extended period on sidelines with torn hip muscle 
  • He suffered injury against Wolves and played through pain, making it worse 
  • Maguire was absent for Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat by Manchester City
  • And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been dealt a bitter blow with news of injury 

Manchester United have suffered a huge injury blow with the news that Harry Maguire has torn a hip muscle. 

The commanding centre-back is set for an extended spell out of action, although the precise time frame is not yet known. 

It is a damaging blow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who are fighting for a place in next season’s Champions League. 

Harry Maguire suffered a torn hip muscle against Wolves and played on, making it worse

Maguire suffered the injury against Wolves in the 0-0 FA Cup stalemate and played through the pain barrier, making his hip problem even worse. 

It kept him out of Tuesday’s embarrassing 3-1 home defeat by Manchester City at Old Trafford where Pep Guardiola’s side had a field day in attack. 

And subsequent scans revealed the extent of the damage which displayed a tear at the top of his hip. 

Maguire is now one of the walking wounded and the number of absentees is growing larger for United. 

Maguire played through the pain barrier but ended up making the problem worse

Maguire played through the pain barrier but ended up making the problem worse

The commanding defender has been an important player and is a loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The commanding defender has been an important player and is a loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Scott McTominay is not expected to be back until the end of February, Paul Pogba has just undergone surgery on his troublesome ankle and Eric Bailly has only just returned from a long lay-off. 

Axel Tuanzebe has been out of action and Marcos Rojo has been linked with a move away in the January transfer window. With Chris Smalling on loan at Roma, United are suddenly looking short of options in the heart of defence. 

After the defeat by City, Solskjaer said: ‘We don’t know – it’s not going to be a long, long, long-term one,’ about Maguire’s injury and he will hope the England international can return as swiftly as possible. 

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