Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Harry Maguire is set to miss the Europa League final through injury.
Maguire was pictured on Thursday without crutches or a protective boot at Sir Alex Ferguson movie premiere after damaging ankle ligaments in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa on May 9, raising hopes he might be available to face Villarreal in Gdansk on Wednesday but Solskjaer said it is unlikely.
Anthony Martial has also been ruled out but Scott McTominay and Fred should be fit.
“He’s walking but it’s a long way from walking to running,” Solskjaer told a news conference of Maguire on Friday. “To be honest, I don’t think we’ll see him in Gdansk but I’m going to give him until Tuesday night and the last training session to be out there.
“He’s improving but ligaments take time to heal. Anthony is not going be available; Scott and Fred should be OK.”
United have two games left this season, starting with the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday followed by the first final of Solskjaer’s reign.
The Norwegian has overseen steady improvement at Old Trafford and despite a second place finish in the Premier League, he said the squad is still short of “two or three players” if they want to bridge the gap to champions Manchester City next season.
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