Manchester United are into the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. One player who will not be featuring is Harry Maguire.

Harry Maguire was booked in the first half of the quarter-final against Fulham after hauling down Aleksandar Mitrovic.

This followed up a yellow card he received in the previous round against West Ham, so Maguire is automatically suspended for the semi-final against Brighton.

The games will be played on the weekend of April 22, with dates and times yet to be selected.

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Manchester United v Fulham: Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final
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Blow for Maguire

The suspension is a bigger personal blow for Harry Maguire than it is for Manchester United.

Maguire had started three of Manchester United’s four FA Cup games so far, amid a season where he has struggled for consistency.

It will be Bruno Fernandes leading Manchester United out at Wembley, just like the Carabao Cup final where Maguire was left on the bench.

Varane injury status

Manchester United are well stocked at centre-back, with Victor Lindelof another back-up option. Raphael Varane is expected to start the semi-final alongside Lisandro Martinez.

The Frenchman missed the quarter-final with injury. Erik ten Hag told club media it is not a serious issue.

He said: “It’s difficult to say but I think it’s something small. I think he’ll recover and be back after the international break.”

Varane recently retired from international football so United do not have to worry about him aggravating the injury while away with France.

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