Harry Maguire had to left out of Manchester United's squad for their Champions League opener against Bayern Munich after he picked up an injury.
WHAT HAPPENED? The club have confirmed that the England international picked up an injury during a training session at Carrington on Tuesday which has forced him on the sidelines. However, the specific nature of his injury is yet to be known and the time frame of his unavailability is also uncertain.
Manager, Erik ten Hag, is dealing with an injury crisis, especially in defence, as he will be without first-choice centre-back Raphael Varane for the game. Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are also on the injured list, leaving Ten Hag only able to name five defenders in his 21-man squad for the trip to Germany.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Injured midfielder Mason Mount has also been kept out of the squad along with other absentees including Amad Diallo, Kobbie Mainoo and goalkeeper Tom Heaton. Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho continues to train away from the first-team squad andBrazilian winger Antony is on a leave of absence amid allegations of domestic abuse.
WHAT THEY SAID?: A statement from the club read: «Harry Maguire will miss out on the trip due to injury, as his name is added to a list of Reds' absentees.»
Manchester United squad for Bayern Munich trip:
Goalkeepers: Altay Bayindir, Tom Heaton, Andre Onana, Radek Vitek.
Defenders: Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez, Sergio Reguilon, Diogo Dalot, Jonny Evans.
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Facundo Pellistri, Scott McTominay, Dan Gore, Hannibal.
Forwards: Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Rasmus Hojlund, Alejandro Garnacho, Omari Forson.
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