Man United head to the Amex Stadium this weekend and right before this match, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have both reported back to training.
Maguire had picked up a knee injury and last week, the manager had hinted that the club captain’s season might have come to an abrupt end. Rangnick had back-tracked during the weekend admitting that Harry Maguire could be back soon.
Now, in a piece of early team news, the Man United centre-back can be seen training with the rest of the squad on Thursday.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka missed the last two matches with a knock but he too is back to full fitness and is in contention to feature at the Amex Stadium.
United’s official website has updated: “United are likely to have the option to welcome back a number of players who missed that victory over the Bees on Monday night, including Aaron Wan-Bissaka and club captain Harry Maguire, who were both pictured back in training on Wednesday.
“The latter had been dealing with a knee issue, which made him an absentee for our last two matches, along with Wan-Bissaka, whose problem was unknown.”
Harry Maguire has returned to first-team training, along with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, after the pair missed United's last two games 🔙
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Man United will still be without some key players:
The return of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a major boost for the Manchester United manager but Rangnick is still going to be without some big-name players.
Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba are out for the rest of the season and even Jadon Sancho will not be ready in time for Saturday’s encounter.
Sancho might be touch and go for the Brighton game but there’s no way the winger will be able to get a start at the Amex Stadium. Harry Maguire has been bang on average this season and Wan-Bissaka is not a regular starter so, in reality, Rangnick’s will be much better off if Jadon Sancho can be fit and available for selection.
Will Harry Maguire and Wan-Bissaka get starts against Brighton?
Wan-Bissaka has fallen down the pecking order under the interim boss so at best, he will be on the bench against Brighton. The manager has put his trust in Dalot as the first-choice right-back and this arrangement will remain the same till the season comes to an end.
Lindelof and Raphael Varane have done pretty as a pair but Ralf Rangnick will most likely throw Harry Maguire back on the pitch, in place of Lindelof.
With nothing much to play for, Maguire might finally be able to play without any burden for the next couple of matches. If he still cannot pull up his game and confidence then ETH will possibly show him the door during the summer.