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Ralf Rangnick issues injury updates on Harry Maguire & Marcus Rashford

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Maguire is back in the fold
Maguire is back in the fold / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages
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Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Harry Maguire will return to the Manchester United squad for their trip to Brighton on Saturday, while Marcus Rashford will miss out.

Maguire has not featured for United in their last three Premier League games, having initially being removed from the spotlight following bomb threats on his home and then picking up a knee injury.

However, Rangnick has since confirmed that his captain is back in contention for the trip to the south coast this weekend.

"Harry is back in training, he trained the whole week since the second day after the Brentford game so he will be available for tomorrow and part of the group," he said.

Asked specifically if Maguire would start, Rangnick replied: "This is a decision I have to make after training today, I don't want to tell our opponents the line-up to start."

However, it is not all good news on the injury front. Marcus Rashford is out with illness and there are doubts over Eric Bailly too, though the defender would have been unlikely to feature anyway.

"Edinson [Cavani] is training, he came on as a sub, Marcus Rashford will be missing, he's got bronchitis with a high temperature so he won't be able to be part of the group and we have a question mark on Eric Bailly, he called the doctor this morning and had some back problems and he is being checked right now," Rangnick said. "We will have to see if he will be able to train afterwards."


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