Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho.

Rangnick provides fitness update

Tuesday 03 May 2022 09:04

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick believes Harry Maguire could play again this season.

The Reds have a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Saturday teatime before a break until the final day of the Premier League campaign on 22 May, with Crystal Palace providing the opposition at Selhurst Park.

Unfortunately, it would appear that Jadon Sancho, Maguire's Old Trafford and England team-mate, will not feature again this term.

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Maguire has not played since the defeat at Liverpool, although he was an unused substitute against Arsenal.

"Harry Maguire might be available again," the boss told BBC Sport. "We have to wait and see if he can train the day after tomorrow [Wednesday]."

The skipper has been suffering from a knee niggle, with Bruno Fernandes taking the armband in his absence.

Sancho has been struggling with illness after being diagnosed with tonsillitis and is out of the trip to the south coast.

"If [Sancho manages to return] then maybe in the last game," admitted Rangnick. "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]."

Edinson Cavani and Fred returned to action as substitutes in the 3-0 victory over Brentford on Monday night.