Harry Maguire included in Europa League final squad as Sir Alex Ferguson joins the squad to Poland

Harry Maguire-Manchester United
Harry Maguire-Manchester United

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been included in the squad travelling to Poland for the Europa League final on Wednesday.

The defender missed his side’s last four league games due to an injury sustained in their 3-1 win against Aston Villa three weeks ago. United centreback’s availability was in a huge doubt ahead of the showpiece in Gdansk against Unai Emery’s Villarreal. But he has been included in the 26-man travelling squad, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continuing to monitor his situation and hoping that his star man will be passed the fitness test in Poland.

United are looking to win their first trophy since 2017 when they won the Europa League in a final against Ajax. But they face the prospect of being without their captain in defence, with Eric Bailey and Victor Lindelöf not on the same level as the Englishman.

Also, striker Anthony Martial was left out of the travelling squad as he continues to battle with injury. The Frenchman continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford this season, with Tottenham mooted as a possible destination.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson also joined up with the squad travelling to Gdansk, with the Scotsman expected to boost the morale of the squad from the stands.

The legendary boss was pictured boarding the plane as the United squad got set to depart. His presence in the dressing room will be a welcome boost for the squad, most of who are yet to taste their first trophy in Europe.