Manchester United have received a major boost as Harry Maguire could be available for the visit of Norwich City to Old Trafford on Saturday. Anthony Taylor will be the referee.
Speaking to MUTV ahead of his press conference on Friday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the centre-back could be available for the weekend, despite suffering a hip injury in last Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup draw at Wolves, and subsequently missing the Manchester derby in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
Contrary to reports suggesting the England international faced a lengthy spell out, Maguire may even feature against the East Anglian side.
“He’s got a chance of tomorrow so we’ll give him today training and see if he gets through that one because it wasn’t a bad one,” declared the boss. “We’ll see tomorrow.”
Jesse Lingard is ill again and sidelined, after coming back on Tuesday, but Eric Bailly and Tim Fosu-Mensah will feature in the Under-23s’ Premier League clash with Newcastle United this evening, live on MUTV, after recovering from serious knee injuries.
“Jesse’s illness has got worse and so he won’t be available,” said Ole. “Apart from that, we’re getting players back. Eric and Tim are going to play in the Reserves tonight. It’s positive for them and they’ve been waiting for a long time, training for a while now, and it’ll be good to see them in a proper kit.”
Midfield men Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba are still out for the Reds, with the Scotland international not set to return until after the mid-season break in February.
Top scorer Teemu Pukki definitely sits it out for the Canaries with hamstring and toe problems, with youngster Adam Idah a likely replacement as Josip Drmic is also absent.
Timm Klose and Ben Godfrey are other absentees for Daniel Farke’s side, while Jamal Lewis and Grant Hanley should be fit in.
Saturday’s match will not be shown live on TV in the UK. However, you can keep across all of the action via MUTV. Prior to kick-off, subscribers can watch all of the build-up via the ‘Match Day Live’ show from 13:30 GMT.
This will then be followed by live radio commentary of the match. Keep up to date with everything that happens on ManUtd.com and the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre. MUTV will show a re-run of the full match at 00:00 GMT on Sunday and then regularly throughout the day. In the US its 10 am ET you can see it on the NBCSN.