Harry Maguire may play for Manchester United again this season but that’s unlikely to be the case for Jadon Sancho.
That’s according to interim boss Ralf Rangnick, who has given an injury update on the two England internationals ahead of United’s final two games of the campaign. United played their last match of the season at Old Trafford on Monday as they ran out 3-0 winners against Brentford.
A quirk of the fixture list due to Chelsea’s involvement in the FA Cup final means that United still have two more away trips to come, though, with matches against Brighton and Crystal Palace still to play. Captain Maguire hasn’t made an appearance since the humbling 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, though he was named on the bench for the following loss at Arsenal, due to a minor knee injury.
Rangnick is hopeful he will get back on the pitch before the season concludes. “Harry Maguire might be available again,” he told BBC Sport. “We have to wait and see if he can train the day after tomorrow [Wednesday].”
Winger Sancho has been suffering from a bout of tonsillitis that required a stint in hospital. He won’t be available for the trip to Brighton and is a doubt to return to the field in the last match as well.
“If [Sancho manages to return] then maybe in the last game,” the German added “I was in contact with him this afternoon. He was in hospital until this morning so he only returned back home today. He still doesn’t feel well so, for sure, not [for Brighton].”
Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba are also sidelined for the remainder of the campaign, though the injury list was lessened on Monday as Fred and Edinson Cavani made their returns.
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