In an official statement, Manchester United revealed that the England international has been included in the list of players who will not be traveling to Munich. The extent of Maguire’s injury remains uncertain, and the Red Devils hope that he won’t be sidelined for an extended period.
Erik ten Hag, the manager, mentioned before the Bayern game that Maguire had expressed discomfort during training, which prevented him from joining the squad.
The 21-man squad for the match includes summer signings such as Altay Bayindir, Rasmus Hojlund, Andre Onana, and Sergio Reguilon, all of whom have the potential to feature in the European competition for the club.
Maguire now joins a growing list of injured players, including Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Mason Mount, Raphael Varane, Sofyan Amrabat, Amad Diallo, Kobbie Mainoo, and Tom Heaton. Additionally, Jadon Sancho and Antony are omitted from the team for various reasons, resulting in Manchester United being without a total of 12 players for their trip to Munich.
Maguire’s season has been marked by limited playing time, with only a late cameo appearance against Arsenal in the Premier League. Despite being considered one of the top defenders before joining Old Trafford from Leicester in 2019, he has struggled to secure a regular spot in the starting lineup under Ten Hag’s management.
During his time at Leicester, the 30-year-old centre-back made 76 appearances, scoring five goals, and contributing three assists across all competitions. His impressive performances earned him both the Leicester City Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season awards in 2017/18.
Maguire had a promising start to his Manchester United career, delivering a standout performance in his debut match, a 4-0 victory against Chelsea at home, where he was awarded the Man of the Match accolade. Since then, he has featured in 176 games, scoring seven goals, and providing five assists in all competitions.
However, since the appointment of Erik ten Hag as the manager, Maguire has found himself on the bench more often, with the former Ajax manager favoring defensive pairings that include Raphaël Varane, Lisandro Martínez, and even Luke Shaw.