Harry Maguire of Manchester United will be out for the next two weeks due to injury.
The 29-year-old was seen limping after the UEFA Nations League match against Germany due to a thigh strain.
According to the Sun, the United captain will be unavailable for selection for a short time.
Maguire’s poor performance has sparked outrage among many fans.
His woes continued against Germany after being at fault for two of the goals conceded.
Compatriot Luke Shaw came out in defense of Maguire. In a recent interview, he stated:
“Harry is an amazing player, an amazing character. He’s taken a lot of stick – probably more than I’ve ever seen before in football.”
“He never hides away; he’s always there. You can have people who can hide away and not want to be in the spotlight.”
“He keeps putting himself in the spotlight; it shows the strength and character he’s got.”
🗣️ Luke Shaw on Harry Maguire:
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So far, Erik ten Hag has preferred a center-back pairing of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane.
The change in personnel at the back has really benefitted the side.
United looks well organized at the back and is hard to break down.
However, Varane’s injury record is not the best, and United would not want to weaken their squad depth ahead of a busy October.
Ten Hag will be hoping to get Maguire back fit as soon as possible.