Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted after the game that Maguire would need to be assessed and he was subsequently ruled out of United's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.
With Tottenham and Chelsea also said to be keen on his services, the publication states City officials are confident of beating their domestic rivals to his signature. "They have the shirt which means history and pride". At times tonight, they looked as far away from that description as they have at any time in the last seven years.
"Very happy with the win, nothing is over as we still have 90 minutes at home".
By now, United were chasing shadows and it was soon 3-0, as a swift breakaway ended with De Bruyne twisting Phil Jones inside out before seeing his shot saved by De Gea but ricochet in off Andreas Pereira.
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We made a decision to work together three years ago, I'd like him to be up here on Wednesday". "It's incredibly good news for us". Arsenal's stars all respect Arteta for his playing career, but they are wary that this would be his first managerial role.
"Everything can happen in football and I know after what happened in the second half they are a risky team".
Manchester City have been been boosted ahead of their Carabao Cup semi-final game with Manchester United on the 7 of January. We'll learn from it but it's not going to keep us down. If the evidence of the first half is anything to go by then the second leg will be a formality.
Riyad Mahrez made it 2-0 when he ran on to Bernardo's pass and rounded David de Gea, with the home side hopelessly exposed.
United was reeling and it got even worse six minutes later. "You can see we are still a way off but we have started something that needed doing". "In the second half they changed to a diamond [formation] and we struggled more to press and they found [space] behind our holding midfielders", he said.
"Football is insane, anything can happen", City defender Kyle Walker said.
"You try to be the best possible but always make mistakes in a game".