Harry Maguire an injury doubt for Man Utd’s Carabao Cup derby clash with City after knock vs Wolves

By | 4th January 2020

HARRY MAGUIRE could miss next week’s Manchester derby after picking up a knock against Wolves.

The Manchester United defender appeared to injure his hip during the first half the FA Cup clash at Molineux.

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Harry Maguire is a doubt for Manchester United’s clash with neighbours City after picking up an injury vs Wolves
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Maguire, 26, soldiered on to play the full 90 minutes as the Red Devils failed to register a shot on target in the drab goalless draw.

But he was reportedly spotted limping through the mixed-zone after the final whistle.

And boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is now a doubt for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg against neighbours City.

Speaking to BT Sport, the Norwegian admitted: “I don’t know [if he will be fit].

“We were close to taking him off at half-time, but he battled through and let’s see how he recovers. We hope so.”

United are already without crocked defenders Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly for the Old Trafford tie, as well as midfielder Scott McTominay.

While uncertainly continues to surround the future of Paul Pogba at the club.

If Maguire is ruled out, Phil Jones is likely to slot in alongside Victor Lindelof against Pep Guardiola’s side.

United’s draw means they now face an unwanted replay in an already congested month that already includes two ties vs City as well as a Premier League clash with Liverpool.

But Solskjaer insists he is happy to still be in the hat for Monday’s fourth-round draw.

He added: “I’d rather have a replay than being out of the cup, of course!

“We know coming here was going to be difficult. We are still in the hat and at home there is a little bit more of a chance to go through.”

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