Maguire and Rangnick offer injury update on Lindelof after 1-0 Norwich victory

Harry Maguire was asked about David de Gea and Victor Lindelof after Manchester United’s 1-0 win at Norwich.

Maguire’s central defensive partner Lindelof was taken off in the second half after going down without anyone around him.

The England international confirmed that Lindelof was in the changing room and looking ‘fine’ while United wait for more details.

There was also praise for de Gea, who produced three top saves to keep United’s clean sheet, their second in two league games under Ralf Rangnick.

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“He’s in the changing room,” said Maguire when asked about why Lindelof came off.

“I don’t know too much detail, you’re probably going to find out more over the next few days but he seems fine in there and obviously we all wish him well.”

He was also asked about David de Gea, who won man of the match, and said: “We’ve been really disappointed with our defensive record this season – conceding too many goals and not keeping enough clean sheets – and David pulled off two or three big saves there.

“Top saves from a top keeper and we’re sure he’ll enjoy that clean sheet.”

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Maguire also admitted that United need to improve their level of performance to get to where they need to go and it is hard to argue with that.

It was not a good performance but it is positive to hear a good early prognosis on Lindelof at a time when United of course still have Raphael Varane sidelined too.

On Lindelof, Ralf Rangnick added in an interview with Sky Sports: “He had a collision. He can’t even remember what it was but he was struggling to breathe and felt pain on his chest.

“But they checked him, they did all the tests and everything seems to be okay.”

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.