Harry Maguire Has Provided Fans With An Update On His Recovery From The Calf Strain

The United captain sustained the injury during the 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa, a game that saw Maguire last just over 60 minutes before he limped out of action.

The 28-year-old went on to be absent for fixtures against Everton and Villarreal in the Premier League and Champions League respectively, dropping more points in the league against the Toffees at home with a 1-1 draw.

As a result of the strain, Maguire was also ruled out of the recent international break – unable to join his England teammates for the latest round of World Cup qualifiers.

While the majority of his United teammates were away on international duty, Maguire has spent the last week at the club’s Carrington training base as part of his rehabilitation.

Saturday’s trip to Leicester City will come too soon for him, but Maguire is aiming to be back for the majority of United’s upcoming run of particularly daunting fixtures.

The United skipper, who has missed just five of 78 Premier League games for United, said he hopes to be back in action soon, with defensive partner Raphael Varane also currently sidelined.

Speaking to United’s club website, Maguire said: “Yeah it’s getting there.

“I still haven’t trained yet with the squad, but I am getting better, I am progressing as I should be.

“It is obviously a frustrating injury for me to get, but I am progressing and I will be back on the pitch soon.”

United will be without Maguire at a crucial stage of the season as they enter their toughest period of the campaign thus far.

Of the next seven league games, five will see United take on the other members of the division’s ‘big six’.

Varane’s absence is yet another headache for boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – the sight of the Frenchman going down with a groin injury in the recent Nations League final would have sparked fear in everyone associated with United.

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