Harry Maguire injury update: Defender picks up knock amid United injury crisis

Centre back Harry Maguire has become the latest addition to Manchester United’s long injury list after picking up a knock in training ahead of United’s Champions League return.

The former captain was not named in the Red Devils’ travelling squad for their Champions League visit to the German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday, despite having trained with the squad on Tuesday.

A statement from the official Manchester United website read: “Harry Maguire will miss out on the trip [to Munich] due to injury, as his name is added to a list of Reds’ absentees.”

It is understood that the Englishman picked up a minor knock during training but the nature or extent of the injury is not yet known.

Manager Erik ten Hag said: “He [Maguire] had some complaints, and we have to see how bad it is. He finished training, but it was not good enough to travel.”

It is also unclear whether or not the 30-year-old will be available for United’s next league game against Burnley at the weekend.

Raphael Varane, Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and new signing Sofyan Amrabat are a few of the other names currently sidelined for the Reds. Aaron Wan-Bissaka also joined the list this week after suffering a hamstring injury in United’s defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion.

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Youngsters Kobbie Mainoo and Amad Diallo are also still out injured along with veteran goalkeeper Tom Heaton and hence it can be said that United are currently in an injury crisis.

United had hoped that Varane and Mount would return back to full fitness in time to be part of the squad to face Bayern but neither of them were included in the travelling squad.

Wingers Jadon Sancho and Antony are also unavailable for selection due to external reasons.

There are no reports of any absentees returning back to the United first-team squad for their game against Burnley but as mentioned before, the Red Devils do hope to see Varane and Mount return back from injury sooner rather than later.

Amrabat may also be very close to full fitness as United fans hope to see him make his debut in Red after completing a loan move from Italian club Fiorentina in the summer.

The Mancunian side will face Crystal Palace twice after their game against Burnley before the end of the month as they hope to see some of the absentees return to help them out after an abysmal start to the season.