Trouble for Solskjaer As Maguire, 2 Other Top Man United Stars Doubtful for Europa League Final

Trouble for Solskjaer As Maguire, 2 Other Top Man United Stars Doubtful for Europa League Final

Babajide Orevba, Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Harry Maguire, Fred, and Scott McTominay are doubtful for Man United's Europa League clash with Villareal

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Fred and McTominay could shake off their injuries before the game

- The Red Devils will hope to crown their season with the European title this season

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sweating over the fitness of three key players just days before the club's Europa League final.

United are scheduled to take on La Liga side Villarreal in the final of the European second-tier competition in Gdansk.

Having already sealed a second-place finish in the Premier League, the Red Devils will be desperate to win the Europa title to crown their fantastic season.

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However, they may have to do that without three first-team players who are currently nursing injuries ahead of the Poland trip.

Ole Sweating Over Fitness of 3 Key Man United Stars Days to Europa League Final
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer exuded confidence Fred and McTominay could shake off their injury concerns and feature in the crunch clash. Photo: Getty Images.
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Mirror UK reports captain Harry Maguire is a serious doubt for the continental showpiece alongside the pair of Fred and Scott McTominay.

Speaking while giving an update on his squad's fitness, Solskjaer admitted Maguire is facing a race against time to be fit for the Villarreal meeting.

The Norwegian tactician further exuded confidence both Fred and McTominay could shake off their injury concerns to grace the tie, Solskjaer said:

"Unfortunately Scott had to come off and Fred doesn’t look great while he’s walking now. But we've got eight days so hopefully everyone will be available that was available today."

Despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw against Fulham on Tuesday, May 18, United look set to finish second behind league champions and rivals, Man City.

The Old Trafford-based side have just one league fixture to play to wind up their domestic campaign. earlier reported that Wayne Rooney's son, Kai, has shown his intent to fit in the shoes of his legendary dad after staging a man-of-the-match performance during a recent match against Stoke City.

Kai scored a sensational hat-trick and set up three others to guide Man United's U11s to a stunning 6-3 win.

The youngster only signed for United's academy back in December 2020, following in the footsteps of Wayne. Wayne Rooney posted on Instagram after Kai put pen to paper.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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