In another injury setback for Manchester United, Harry Maguire was forced to leave the field during the first half of the 1-0 defeat against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford.
Despite receiving on-field treatment and attempting to continue, Maguire’s injury proved too severe, prompting an early substitution by manager Erik ten Hag.
The England international, who had recently garnered praise for his performances, received a standing ovation from the crowd as Jonny Evans took his place.
Fans took to social media to express their frustration, with some suggesting a curse on the club due to the growing list of injuries.
Varane’s return to the starting lineup and Maguire’s subsequent injury fueled the sentiments of supporters who feel beleaguered by misfortune.
With seven players already sidelined, including Lisandro Martinez, the injury to Maguire further compounds United’s challenges.
Luke Shaw, another key player, was also unable to complete the match against Bayern, having shown signs of a potential hamstring problem in the first half.
Shaw, who recently returned to action after a three-month absence due to injury, adds to the team’s injury woes.
Maguire’s injury dealt a significant blow to United’s aspirations in the Champions League, where they needed a victory against Bayern and a draw in the second group match between Copenhagen and Galatasaray to advance.
Unfortunately, the 1-0 loss and Copenhagen’s corresponding triumph ended United’s European campaign.