Maguire, who remained on the bench as an unused substitute during Saturday’s 3-1 home loss to Brighton and Hove Albion, was conspicuously missing from the list of players set to travel to Bayern Munich, as announced by the club on Tuesday. The precise nature and extent of his injury have yet to be disclosed, leaving fans uncertain about his availability for Saturday’s away game against Burnley.
Maguire did participate in Tuesday’s training session with the team before the journey to Germany but was seen alongside injured midfielder Mason Mount, who also did not make the trip.
The Manchester United squad for the Bavaria trip comprises 21 players, with summer acquisitions Altay Bayindir, Rasmus Hojlund, Andre Onana, and Sergio Reguilon all included. Young talents like Hannibal Mejbri, who scored during the Brighton match, along with Dan Gore and Omari Forson, are also part of the squad.
The players departed from Manchester Airport on Tuesday afternoon, with Erik ten Hag overseeing his inaugural Champions League game as the manager of Manchester United at a stadium where he had previously worked as a coach.
Manchester United is heading into the game after suffering defeats in three of their five Premier League matches this season. Ten Hag acknowledged the mounting pressure following the loss to Brighton, emphasizing that winning games is imperative at a club like Manchester United and that individual players need to step up, even during challenging periods.