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Manchester United defender Harry Maguire will be sidelined for around three weeks with a muscle injury, the club have announced.

Maguire has joined United’s growing injury list after he sustained the issue in training, with the centre-back ruled out of Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace and potentially the club’s final three Premier League matches against Arsenal, Newcastle and Brighton.

There are no concerns over Maguire’s availability for England at next month’s European Championship and he could return for the FA Cup final against Manchester City on May 25.

It is another untimely selection blow for United boss Erik ten Hag though, after he had to play midfielder Casemiro at the heart of defence in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley.

That was due to United’s lengthy list of absentees, which was into double figures even before this latest problem for Maguire.

Ten Hag did suggest on Thursday that Jonny Evans may return for the trip to Selhurst Park, but he will definitely be without Victor Lindelof (hamstring), Lisandro Martinez (calf) and Raphael Varane (muscle).

United have dropped to eighth in the Premier League, after victories for Chelsea and Newcastle this weekend, and need to get back to winning ways at Palace to boost their hopes of a top-six finish.