Man Utd star Harry Maguire offers injury update as captain misses Derby Cup win

Manchester United star Harry Maguire insists he is “working hard to get fit” after missing the FA Cup win over Derby.

The United captain was not included in the squad at Pride Park due to a slight ankle injury with the Red Devils winning 3-0 in his absence.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he is unsure whether Maguire will be fit enough to return for Sunday’s Manchester derby against Manchester City.

But the England ace is not ruling out a return by the weekend.

Maguire had tweeted before the match: “Disappointed to miss out through injury – Working hard to get fit ASAP. Good luck to the lads.”

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And after the match, the big defender posted: “Job done – Into the quarters. Well played lads.”

A Luke Shaw volley and Odion Ighalo brace put Manchester United into the last eight of the FA Cup, where they will face Norwich City.

Though Solskjaer admitted the win over the Championship side wasn’t as comfortable as Thursday night's scoreline suggests.

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The Norwegian said: “When you win 3-0 you should think so [be a comfortable win] but there were some scary moments in there.

“Early on I didn't think we played particularly well but when you get two goals like we did that is pleasing.

"He [Shaw] is getting better and better and is in good form now. Left back or left centre back he has worked hard after injuries and deserves it.

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"When you get strikers in you want them to be happy and confident. He [Ighalo] has come in here and of course we still have a few injuries and it is great for us to have Odion to call upon.

“He is a different striker for us and scores some good goals, there are not many who could dig that one out for his first. We have a team of good players."

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