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Man Utd injury news: Solskjaer handed Maguire boost; two first-team players will play for U23s tonight

Manchester United have received a major boost as Harry Maguire could face Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Speaking to MUTV ahead of his press conference on Friday morning, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the centre-back could be available for the weekend, despite the Telegraph claiming he could be out for a sustained period with a hip injury.

Maguire subsequently missed the Manchester derby in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night. Man Utd lost 3-1 and will go into the second leg with a two-goal deficit.

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The Red Devils will look to turn things around this weekend with a win over Norwich in the league.

Contrary to reports suggesting Maguire faced a lengthy spell on the sidelines, the England international could play this weekend.

“He’s got a chance of tomorrow so we’ll give him today training and see if he gets through that one because it wasn’t a bad one,” said Solskjaer (via ManUtd.com). “We’ll see tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard will miss the match with illness while defensive duo Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah will feature in the U23s Premier League clash with Newcastle United tonight, live on MUTV, after recovering from serious knee injuries.

“Jesse’s illness has got worse and so he won’t be available,” Solskjaer continued. “Apart from that, we’re getting players back. Eric and Tim are going to play in the Reserves tonight. It’s positive for them and they’ve been waiting for a long time, training for a while now, and it’ll be good to see them in a proper kit.”

Solskjaer is still without midfield duo Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.

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