Injuries & Suspensions

Manchester United Injuries & Suspensions

All the latest information on injuries and suspensions in the Manchester United first-team squad, with updates taken directly from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s press conferences and interviews.

Last updated: 3 June 2021

INJURIES

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is hoping to feature in the upcoming European Championships, as he continues his recovery from an ankle problem.

The centre-back hasn't played since 9 May, when he damaged ankle ligaments during the 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park.

He missed the last five games of the Reds' season, including our Europa League final defeat to Villarreal, but now wants to put that blow behind him as he seeks to make an impact for the Three Lions.

"The fear that I had was missing everything," Harry told the Sun in a recent interview. "I knew it was quite a bad injury. When I got the results of the scan, I knew it would be unlikely I would make the Europa League final - but we also never ruled it out.

"I would jump out of bed and put weight on my ankle, which I probably should not have done, and test it to see if the pain was still there. Every morning I woke up wishing the pain would be gone. Unfortunately, it was not to be.

"I knew for me to start the Europa League final was very unlikely but I hoped to play some part. However, it was out of reach and just not possible. Ahead of the final, I could still not run on the ankle. But it is now improving and getting better, so I am just looking forward to the Euros.

"I have not picked up many knocks," he continued. "You have freak tackles, people falling on you, you twist things, but I have avoided muscle injuries. But I am looking forward to getting back as soon as possible."

Maguire was an integral part of the squad at the 2018 World Cup.
Maguire was an integral part of the squad at the 2018 World Cup.

England boss Gareth Southgate suggested Maguire may miss out on the Group D opener with Croatia.

"It is going to be tight for the first game, there is no question.

"He is such a good player and because we had the additional size of squad, we wanted to take that opportunity to bring him into the squad."

Martial returned to training before the end of the 2020/21 season, but not first-team action.
Martial returned to training before the end of the 2020/21 season, but not first-team action.

Anthony Martial was left out of France's 26-man squad, with the Reds forward not having featured since March.

Our no.9 picked up a knee injury during the last international break, while playing for Les Bleus in Kazakhstan and, while United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hopeful he might play some part towards the end of the season, his campaign was ultimately brought to a premature end.

Mason Greenwood will also not be involved at the Euros. He is using the summer as an opportunity to recover from an underlying injury.

Long-term absentee Phil Jones will hope to return next season, after being sidelined since January 2020 with injury.

Phil Jones will hope to play a part in 2021/22.
Phil Jones will hope to play a part in 2021/22.

SUSPENSIONS

There are currently no suspensions for the Manchester United first team.