Manchester United captain Harry Maguire reckons that he is fit for England’s second Euro 2020 group stage match against Scotland at Wembley tonight (21:00).
The defender has been out of the game for quite some time (more than a month now) due to an ankle ligament injury.
Maguire missed his country’s first encounter of the tournament when they defeated Croatia 1-0 last Sunday, thanks to Raheem Sterling’s solo strike.
“I feel good. I’m back available, been training and I’m looking forward to it,” said the most expensive defender in the world.
“Obviously the injury was a setback club football-wise. Internationally I wanted to come into this with a lot of games under my belt with full fitness.
“I’ve done a few sessions now and feel like my fitness is there, so I’m available for the game.”
The 28-year-old went on to say that he may have to play through the pain barrier as he regains his match fitness but dismisses suggestions that he is rushing back too quickly.
He also divulged how he got the blessings of his club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I’m sure it will niggle me for a few weeks and months. I haven’t had one before, but from speaking to players and physios, I’m sure it will be niggling,” he stated.
“But as long as it’s stable and the pain is bearable, then I’m sure I’ll be fine.
“I was in every day seeing the physios and the manager Ole has been great with me. He wouldn’t hold me back if he thought I was fit for the first, second or third group game.
“He said: ‘Go and enjoy it, make sure it’s right, obviously.’ We have been in constant contact and the club has been brilliant with me.”
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By FARPost Reporter