- Harry Maguire got a knock while on international duty for England
- The 27-year-old may not be available to face Newcastle at St.James' Park
- Man United were thrashed by Tottenham in the last Premier League tie
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Harry Maguire might not be available for Man United when they face a tricky test against Newcastle at St, James' Park over the weekend.
The Red Devils' captain has been heavily criticized for his poor form since the start of the new season but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in strong defence of his player.
The former Leicester City center-back was sent off in the first half during England's 1-0 loss to Denmark in the Nations League at Wembley Stadium.
United legend Rio Ferdinand has suggested that Maguire should be given some time off after his involvement with the police in Greece during his summer holiday.
However, Solskjaer said that Maguire's exclusion from the team that will be facing Newcastle was due to a knock he got while before his sending off against Denmark.
“When Harry beats No1 ranked Belgium it's a normal day, and you get the headlines when you get a sending off, that's football, ups and downs, and you have to deal with it.
“Harry has got great resilience, he knows he'll bounce back and he wants to play and work his way out of the last couple of games when he's been criticised.
“He picked up a knock just before he came off. We'll have a look at him.”
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce told the 27-year-old to prepare for difficulties during this current stage of his career
"The one thing about playing for Man Utd and being captain is you are under the spotlight.
"He is a level-headed lad, he’s had a wonderful rise, and he is mature enough to handle it.
"It is his first blip and the sending off for England could happen to anyone.
"With Harry, he has borne the brunt. He has to batten down the hatches like we all do when under the pump. He will be fine. He has the ability."
United suffered one of their heaviest defeat in the Premier League following a 6-1 thrashing from Tottenham at Old Trafford last time out.
The team came under heavy scrutiny and Solskjaer will be looking to make a better outing in their slow start of the new campaign.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Bruno Fernandes has denied claims that he clashed with Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the 6-1 thrashing from Tottenham in the last Premier League outing, Sport Bible reports.
The Portuguese midfielder has settled quickly into the Red Devils' squad since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon during the last January transfer window.
Fernandes seemed to have been unhappy after United were trailing by 4-1 in the first half of the game and was involved in a bust-up with Solskjaer.
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