Ole gives update on Maguire before Manchester derby

Harry Maguire missed our 3-0 FA Cup fifth round win away to Derby County on Thursday evening.

It was revealed before the game that the England international had picked up an ankle injury in training.

Eric Bailly came in to partner Victor Lindelof in the middle of a back four that was rarely tested in open by play the Championship side.

Whether those two will have to partner again on Sunday when we welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford in the Premier League remains to be seen. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that Maguire will be fit again for the derby.

The boss spoke to MUTV after yesterday’s game, saying:

“He rolled over on his ankle, I wasn’t going to rest him today but it’s one of those things that happens in training and we had a few out today but I think he’ll be all right, he’ll be fine.”

The news sounds very positive on Harry Maguire. He will be an important player if we’re to do the double over Pep Guardiola’s side this season, both in defence and from attacking set pieces.

Should the 27-year-old not pass his fitness test then the partnership of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly has looked fine in recent weeks since the Ivorian’s long-awaited return from injury. However, he’s only been used against the likes of Derby County, Club Brugge and a lackluster Chelsea side.