Solskjaer hints at selection in his defence ahead of Newcastle clash

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Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has hinted he’ll not be dropping Harry Maguire from the starting lineup, despite calls for him to be left on the bench.

The centre back has received criticisms from fans, after beginning the season very poorly.

Maguure’s woes also seemed to be compounded, as he saw a red during England’s recent match against Denmark in the UEFA Nations League, and many believe the player could use some rest, having played in almost every match for United, since the beginning of last season.

But Solskjaer doesn’t look set to drop the 27 year old, as he revealed during his recent press conference, that the player himself wants to continue playing.

He’s quoted as saying by the official Man United website, “Yeah, we even gave Harry rest in one of the games in the Carabao Cup [vs Brighton], which we normally don’t do, because we wanted him to do some training. But he’s adamant that he’s ready to play.

“I know he’s a lad that doesn’t want to hide. He doesn’t want to hide behind a red card or a bad performance. He wants to go out there and prove himself.

“I don’t doubt his resilience in that respect and he’s very professional, so he wants to put himself ready for selection and then it’s up to me to choose him or not if I want to take him out of the firing line.

“I haven’t considered that without him coming to knock on my door, to be honest. I speak to him regularly and he’s been very positive in his communication.”

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