Manchester United sweating over Harry Maguire injury ahead of West Brom clash

Manchester United are concerned club captain Harry Maguire could miss their return to Premier League action against West Brom after the defender suffered bruising to his foot in England’s 4-0 win over Iceland.

The 27-year-old played on for the full 90 minutes at Wembley as goals from Declan Rice, Mason Mount and Phil Foden (2) sealed a comfortable Nations League victory for the Three Lions.

But, according to ESPN, Maguire complained to England’s medical staff about his foot after the final whistle and United will assess the centre-back’s fitness at their Carrington training complex on Thursday.

Victor Lindelof is also in a race to be fit for Saturday’s clash with the Baggies after he had to be replaced in the second half of Sweden’s defeat to France with a back problem.

The centre-half had been struggling with the issue during United’s win over Everton before the international break and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be reluctant to rush him back.

Axel Tuanzebe looks likely to start at Old Trafford and United are hopeful Eric Bailly could be fit to play alongside the youngster at the heart of the defence.

A muscle problem has sidelined Bailly for well over a month but the injury-prone Ivorian has made significant strides with his recovery in recent days.

The Red Devils could also be buoyed by the return of Alex Telles, who has been in self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.

Telles is yet to play a single minute in the English top flight following his summer move from Porto and is expected to replace the injured Luke Shaw if he’s given the all clear to face West Brom.

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