Harry Maguire reveals what Manchester United make of England involvement ahead of injury return

Man Utd captain Harry Maguire has been sidelined through injury since the start of May but could make his return this week


Harry Maguire has declared himself fit and insisted he is available to be selected when England face fierce rivals Scotland in the European Championship on Friday.

The Manchester United captain has played any football in well over a month after injuring himself in a match against Aston Villa on May 9.

Maguire, 28, missed the remainder of United's season as a result and had to watch on as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side lost to Villarreal in the Europa League final three weeks ago.

The defender also missed England's opening match against Croatia last weekend but has now resumed full training with his national side and could return to action on Friday night.

"I feel good, I've been training now," Maguire said.

"Obviously the injury was a setback club football wise. Internationally I wanted to come into this with a lot of games under my belt with full fitness, but I feel good. I'm back available, been training and I'm looking forward to it."

Asked if he was desperate to start against Scotland, he added: "Yeah definitely. Obviously it's a big game. I've done a few sessions now and feel like my fitness is there, so, like I say, I'm available for the game."

Maguire also revealed Solskjaer has been in touch regularly to offer his support with United fully in favour of him representing his country this summer.

"I was in every day seeing the physios and the manager Ole has been great with me," he said.

"He wouldn't hold me back if he thought I was fit the first, second or third group game.

"He said 'go and enjoy it, make sure it's right obviously'. We have been in constant contact and the club has been brilliant with me."

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