Premier League giants Manchester United have suffered a huge blow in their campaign. The Reds will be without the services of defender Harry Maguire as he has suffered a torn hip muscle. The injury has further mounted pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is already without some key players.
Looking back on an amazing 2019. So many special moments. Just want to thank all the fans at @LCFC, @ManUtd and @England for your support over the last year. Wishing everyone good health and happiness in 2020! #happynewyear #bestmoments2019 pic.twitter.com/AatfWK8lrQ— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) December 31, 2019
Manchester United were playing against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup when Harry Maguire was seen limping after a challenge from Adama Traore. Though the manager wanted to bring him off the field, Maguire continued and went on to play the complete game.
However, he was compelled to miss the match against Manchester City in the semifinal of the Football League Cup. It is believed that the player had aggravated his injury when he decided to continue playing against Wolves.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been out of United’s starting line-up since September 2019 due to an ankle injury. The player did play against Watford in the Premier League in December. However, he is said to have aggravated his injury. Pogba has now undergone surgery for his ankle issues.
Manchester United were defeated by Manchester City in the semifinal of the Football League Cup. Bernardo Silva opened the scoring for City in the 17th minute of the match.
Riyad Mahrez doubled the team’s lead at Old Trafford. United’s Andreas Pereira netted an own goal to take the score tally to 3-0 in favour of City before the end of first half.
Marcus Rashford scored one for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the 70th minute of the game. However, he could not cut down on City’s lead further. United will face City in the return leg of the semifinal at Etihad on January 29, 2020 (January 30 according to IST).