HARRY MAGUIRE watched from the stands as Manchester United took on Leicester.

The Red Devils skipper was ruled out of the game with a reported knee injury.

So instead the 29-year-old sat in the crowd at Old Trafford to watch the Red Devils in action on Sunday against his former side.

Maguire appeared to chew on a piece of gum as he looked on from his seat.

United boss Erik ten Hag confirmed before the game that Maguire's absence was injury related.

He told Sky Sports: "Harry is injured, and you have to keep everyone fresh but also look to the opponent tactical wise what can you do, where can you beat them.

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"So [with] that approach every time you try and make the best selection."

MEN claim Maguire picked up a knee problem.

However, Ten Hag doesn't think Maguire's injury will see him sidelined for too long.

When asked if it was serious, Ten Hag told MUTV: "No, I don't think so.

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"We have to wait and see how it develops but I think he will be available again shortly."

The defender was an unused substitute in Thursday's 2-2 draw at Barcelona.

He has been in and out of the team under Ten Hag, but played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win over Leeds last weekend.

His injury setback comes in the midst of a hectic schedule for the Red Devils.

Ten Hag's side take on Barcelona this Thursday in the return leg of their Europa League clash, three days before the Carabao Cup final meeting with Newcastle.

The Red Devils play another three days later against West Ham in the FA Cup, ahead of a huge trip to bitter rivals Liverpool on March 5th.

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