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The latest on Harry Maguire’s injury explained after Man United vs Fulham



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Manchester United defender Harry Maguire played through injury during the Premier League clash against Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

United won 1-0 after Bruno Fernandes scored a late winner for the visitors at Craven Cottage. And whilst the midfielder picked up the Man of the Match award after the game, no one would’ve complained had it gone to Maguire instead.

Yet, it was only within the first minute when the defender kicked the ball out of play because he suffered a head collision. He was assessed and then returned to the pitch.

It was a solid performance from the England international but he was again taken off the pitch in the second half to be assessed after referee John Brooks recommended Maguire to be looked at.

Many were confused about why he was not replaced, with there appearing to be a reoccurring head injury issue and concerns about a possible concussion.

However, following the game, Erik ten Hag explained that the defender had a separate injury.

“I heard that he had a hand injury that hurt him and he needed some treatment, that was the issue,” he said.

It was then later clarified by the club that his first incident was a head injury, but that was assessed by the United medical staff and cleared through the appropriate concussion protocols. It appeared that the defender had a cut just below his eyebrow.

Ten Hag’s comment was in reference to a hand issue that Maguire picked up in the second half. Whether or not that is why the referee recommended he receive treatment is not known.

Maguire was labelled as ‘undroppable’ by former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel after the game and will be hoping to help the team push through this difficult form.