Scotland won’t need to face Manchester United captain Harry Maguire next week as the England defender is ruled out the second Euro 2020 group match (Guardian).

England are already missing one key defender in right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold but the Manchester United centre-back will also miss out. The 28-year-old – who features with Scotland’s Scott McTominay at club level – was selected in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad, despite concerns over his fitness.

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Maguire will miss the glamour match. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

He last featured for Manchester United on May 9th against Aston Villa, where he damaged ankle ligaments. Maguire returned to England training on Thursday but he is targeting a return to action for the final group game against Czech Republic.

 

It means the Manchester United defender will miss the second group game against Scotland at Wembley. Steve Clarke’s side kick-off the tournament against Czech Republic on Monday before games against England and Croatia as the nation returns to tournament football for the first time since 1998.

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