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Manchester United boss confirms Harry Maguire out ‘for a few weeks’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to the media ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Villarreal on Wednesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to the media ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Villarreal on Wednesday.

Here’s what he had to say.

“Luke has been in today, I’ll give him a chance to be involved.

“He didn’t train with the rest of the team.

“Harry is more or less definitely out. It’s his calf. That might take a few weeks.”

“It is a group stage, there are only six games and you need 10 or maybe 12 points to go through.

“We lost three points last time. If you end up with zero or one point after two games you need to win the last four games probably. Not a must win game but an important one.”

“First of all the stats for them two together we have had many good results.

“The way we broke-up play against Villa I think they are very instrumental together. The energy and desire.

“I really like to have the two of them. I can trust them to give us what they’ve got.

“Fans will always have opinions, it is easy to say who should be playing.”

“You expect what you have learned in the last few seasons.

“We have played each other five times, every time has been a draw. Very well organised, technically very good. They can play from the back. It is hard to press against them, which I thought we did well in the final.

“Difficult to create chances against and we have to be better to create chances. It was an even final.”

“My focus is always to win the next game, short-term and think long-term about the squad building.

“My focus now has been on winning this game, getting back on track.

“Then we focus on the league again from Thursday morning. We would have loved to be top of the league, but we are still up there.

“With the squad and coach I have got we can improve and we will get that consistency.”

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