Man Utd captain Harry Maguire at risk of missing Premier League title clash with Liverpool
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Manchester United travel to Burnley on Tuesday night, knowing a win would take them top of the table ahead of their highly anticipated clash with Liverpool on Sunday. However, there is a genuine risk that Harry Maguire will be forced to sit out this weekend.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is at risk of missing this weekend’s top of the table clash with Liverpool.
The England defender has become a vital part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, and is the main man at the back for United.
But Maguire is just one yellow card away from incurring a one-match suspension after picking up four bookings from 16 Premier League appearances this season.
United travel to Burnley on Tuesday night, knowing a win would take them top of the table.
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But Maguire will have to err on the side of caution when it comes to flying into challenges or face missing the potentially title-deciding clash against Liverpool.
Despite Maguire’s position, Solskjaer called on his players to be “aggressive” against Burnley.
The Norwegian also insisted that his side are still only focussed on one game at a time, despite their meteoric rise up the table.
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“We have to be aggressive. We have to go into every game humble and working hard,” Solskjaer said during his pre-match press conference.
“Don’t even think for one second that you’ve cracked it if you are near the top.
“That’s not the type of players we have; we have players who should play on the front foot, [be] aggressive, work hard, be hard to play against, no matter what.
“But, of course, the group mentality is improving all the time. Now it’s a different challenge. It’s Burnley away and we’re in this position.
“It doesn’t really matter where we’ll end in the league after this one, as long as you focus on this game and this game only.
“The league table doesn’t really matter now, but you pick up points and, when you get to March and April, that’s where the league is going to be more or less decided.”
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