Harry Maguire has not travelled with the Manchester United squad for the Bayern Munich game tomorrow night due to injury.

The injury to the English centre-back leaves United incredibly light at the position ahead of the game against the German champions with just one centre-back option available off the bench for the Red Devils in Jonny Evans.

According to the club’s official website, the defender has been added to the growing list of absentees for the Red Devils and he will miss the crucial encounter for the Red Devils.

The hope will now be that neither Lisandro Martinez nor Victor Lindelof pick up an injury during the game otherwise Evans may well be lining up in the heart of the United defence.

Speaking at his press conference, Erik ten Hag said: “He had some complaints and we have to see how bad it is. So he finished training but it was not good enough to travel.”

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Varane and Mount not included

The travelling squad has a rather youthful feel to it too, with Hannibal Mejbri, Dan Gore, Omari Forsun and Radek Vitek included in the 21-man squad.

Mason Mount and Raphael Varane, who have picked up injuries in the past month, were back in training and looked set to be involved but neither of the pair have been included in the travelling squad.

It seems likely that at least three United summer signings will make their European debut tomorrow night with Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund and Sergio Reguilon set to start.

United’s injury crisis

It is perhaps a sad indictment on the calibre of the squad at Erik ten Hag’s disposal that there are more goalkeepers included in the travelling squad than there are centre-backs in the 21-man squad.

After £400 million has been spent under ten Hag, the real dearth of quality in the squad is certainly not a good luck for the Dutchman or for the club.

With a few of the players out injured finally out training on grass, it seems the injury crisis may well be coming to an end much to Ten Hag’s relief.

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