Man United will stick with Maguire – Solskjaer

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he is determined to stick with under-fire captain Harry Maguire against Newcastle this weekend if the defender is passed fit.

Maguire has faced criticism for his performances so far this season amid suggestions the defender is struggling to deal with the fall-out from his arrest in Greece during the summer.

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The 27-year-old picked up an early red card during England‘s defeat to Denmark on Wednesday but Solskjaer insists he will start at St. James’ Park on Saturday if he passes a fitness test.

“Harry beats No. 1 ranked Belgium and it’s a normal day, then you get the headlines when you get a sending off, that’s football, ups and downs and you have to deal with it,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday.

“Harry has got great resilience, knows he’ll bounce back, wants to play and work his way out of the last couple of games he’s been criticised, he picked up a knock just before he came off [for England]. We’ll have a look at him today.”