Medical expert: Harry Maguire may now need surgery after Man United update
Man United skipper Harry Maguire may need surgery at the end of the season in order to correct a persistent knee problem.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Maguire, 29, has been unavailable for each of United’s last two matches.
As quoted by the Daily Mail last Wednesday (27 April), Ralf Rangnick revealed that the centre-back has a “niggling” knee injury.
The England man has not yet returned to training and will not feature against Brentford tonight (2 May).
And Dinnery suggests that Maguire may undergo a “cleanout” procedure to correct a possible cartilage problem over the summer.
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“It was referenced as a niggling knee issue,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.
“There was no real indication that it was severe, although Rangnick wasn’t able to give any timeline.
“Other reports suggested that he might be in a race against time to play again this season.
“The majority of players would tell you they aren’t 100 per cent at this stage in the season.
“It’s probably a bit of a cartilage issue that can be managed conservatively until the end of the season.
“Then they might be able to have a little bit of a cleanout with a procedure.
“In the short term, it’s hard to give any definitive timeframe with these injuries.”
Maguire has scored twice across 35 appearances in a difficult season.
United will be mathematically ruled out of a top-four spot if they fail to get a result against Brentford this evening.