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Maguire doubtful to play in the EFL Cup Manchester derby

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unsure whether Harry Maguire could be fit to play in the EFL Cup match.

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire’s availability remains to be a question after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted that he is still trying to recover from Adama Traore’s challenge in the FA Cup.

Harry Maguire suffered a first-half challenge from Wolves winger Adama Traore that saw him limping for some time. He almost got replaced by Phil Jones but the 6′ 4″ defender decided to wave it off and managed to play the entire match.

After the match, as Football 365 reports, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was unable to confirm whether Maguire would be fit enough to feature in the first leg of the EFL Cup tie against Manchester City.

“I don’t know,” Solskjaer replied when asked if the center back’s availability against Man City.

“We were close to taking him off at half-time, but he battled through. Let’s see how he recovers. We hope so.”

“We were not sure if he should continue in the second half. But he was adamant he was going to be OK.

“He struggled a little bit but let’s see how he’ll recover. It’s not many days, it’s Sunday, Monday and then we go again Tuesday.”