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Dream Team’s fourth-most popular defender is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with hip injury

We have some bad news for you, Dream Team fans.

One of your favourite defenders on the game this season — Man United’s Harry Maguire — is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a torn hip muscle.

That sounds nasty, doesn’t it?


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Maguire missed United’s 3-1 defeat to Man City in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, which saw the bumbling Phil Jones start alongside Victor Lindelof in defence.

The former Leicester man had previously pulled up in the first-half of United’s bore draw in the FA Cup against Wolves on Saturday, and will now be out of action for quite some time.

It’s unclear how many games Maguire will miss through injury, but his absence will certainly be a bitter blow for Dream Team managers.

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Maguire is currently the fourth-most picked defender on our game, with just under a quarter of managers selecting him.

Despite his popularity, the England international hasn’t exactly set Dream Team alight this season, with 73 points to his name at this stage of the campaign.

That makes him just the ninth-best defender, although his price of £3.1m still makes him fairly attractive to serious fantasy football players.

Maguire remains a popular choice for fantasy football fans, despite a difficult first season with United

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Maguire remains a popular choice for fantasy football fans, despite a difficult first season with United

Of course, fantasy football aside, this is also terrible news for beleaguered United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.

Recent injuries to both Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba means the Norwegian is seriously under-stocked in his side’s midfield in the midst of a tricky run of games in January.

United have already lost to Arsenal and Man City this month, and face a tiring FA Cup replay against Wolves next week after their goalless clash at the weekend.

Whatever happens, Maguire will definitely miss this weekend’s game against Norwich. 


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