Harry Maguire responds to being kicked out of Man Utd’s Champions League squad


Harry Maguire has sent a message to Manchester United fans following the news that he will not feature in the club’s Champions League season opener. The Red Devils will travel to the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night to shake their horns with French champion Paris Saint-Germain in their Group H opener.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, will not be able to call on the services of his skipper for his team’s visit to the French capital.

Maguire, who has endured a scorching season for club and country, was reportedly left behind at Manchester as he suffered from a small muscle tear.

Harry Maguire to miss Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain

United have yet to confirm whether this is indeed the case, although the England defender has revealed he would miss the club’s clash with the Parisians due to injury.

“Disappointed to miss tomorrow’s game due to injury,” the world’s most expensive defender wrote on Instagram. “I will work hard to get back in shape as soon as possible.

“The start of our #ChampionsLeague #MUFC campaign. “

Harry Maguire messaged Manchester United fans on Instagram

Portugal international Bruno Fernandes – the brightest light in what has so far been a dark season for United – will replace the Red Devils captain’s post in place of Maguire.

“For me, it’s an honor,” said the former Sporting Lisbon player. “I will be captain of my teammates and being captain of Manchester United is an important achievement for me.

“But I think everyone is the captain. Everyone must help and be a leader in their own way, leadership is different in each player. Tomorrow won’t be about me but the team.

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“Leading is every day on the training ground, every game and everyone is doing their job to lead the team in the way they think is the best. ”

United will start their clash with the French champions in full confidence as they beat Thomas Tuchel’s side 3-1 in their last game of the 2018-19 season.

Solskjaer has fond memories of the round of 16 draw – which virtually guaranteed him the manager’s role on a permanent basis – but insists the result will have no bearing on Tuesday’s game.

“Of course (the 3-1 victory in 2019) is history for us, it’s in the past,” he said. “A great story, but it has no impact on this game. We are different, they are different and it is a different stage of the competition.


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