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Man United dealt massive injury blow, key man out with fresh problem, sweating on fitness for FA Cup final

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Man United are now sweating on the fitness of Harry Maguire for the FA Cup final, after another Red Devils injury blow.

Well, here we are again. Injuries have undoubtedly been the story of Manchester United’s season. The Old Trafford club have been hit with another damaging blow in that regard.

Defensively, the Reds were already a mess. Casemiro has played at centre-back for the last few games due to injuries, while the club only had one fit central defender on the books in Harry Maguire.

Well, make that none. The official club website have confirmed the massive injury blow, with the key man Maguire out with a fresh muscle problem. According to a very short and sweet statement, the Englishman is out for about three weeks.

The FA Cup final takes place in a little less than that, hence, United are sweating on Maguire’s fitness for that game…

Maguire had been playing through injury due to the fact that he simply had to put his body on the line for the cause. Sadly, that has seemingly taken a toll. Now, the veteran defender is also sidelined.

United literally have nobody left back there. Jonny Evans is apparently working his way back, but I’m not sure he’ll be anywhere close to ready to take on Crystal Palace this evening.

That leaves Erik ten Hag with a decision to make. Does he opt for another make-shift centre-half alongside Casemiro? Or does he delve into the United academy and give a youngster a chance?

I’d personally prefer to see the latter happen, though I understand the great risks involved with throwing someone in too early.

More than anything, I’m just gutted for Maguire. He has been absolutely class of late and to lose him for the remainder of the Premier League game is a disappointment.

Get well soon, Harry.

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