Man Utd captain Harry Maguire OUT of FA Cup tie with Derby as birthday boy suffers ankle injury – The Sun

HARRY MAGUIRE has been ruled out of Manchester United's FA Cup tie with Derby County after picking up an ankle injury on his birthday.

The Red Devils captain was due to be included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI tonight.

But Maguire rolled his ankle in training on Wednesday.

And Solskjaer made the decision to leave the 27-year-old at home.

He hopes the rest will allow Maguire to be fit for this weekend's massive Manchester derby against bitter rivals City.

Speaking ahead of the Derby game, Solskjaer confirmed: “I had a word with him before training yesterday that I’m not going to rest him.

“But then he rolled his ankle in training.

“He had to stay at home and hopefully he’ll be OK for the weekend but I’m not sure.”

Maguire’s injury means Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof will protect Sergio Romero at Pride Park this evening.

Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw line up on the defensive flanks.

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