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Manchester United defender Harry Maguire leaves England camp after being sent for a scan following injury scare against Brazil

England have announced that Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire has left the squad for an assessment after sustaining an injury against Brazil on Saturday.

The 31-year-old was withdrawn in the 67th minute in the 1-0 defeat to the South Americans at Wembley Stadium.

He will not feature against Belgium on Tuesday having returned to the Carrington training base for further evaluation.

Maguire only recently returned from a groin injury and had a scan yesterday, but Man United will hope he is available for action when they resume their campaign at Brentford on Saturday.

The Red Devils star missed five games over Christmas with the same issue, and United will be keen to ensure he is not ruled out for a similar period.

He featured for 19 minutes in the FA Cup victory over Liverpool last weekend. Manager Erik ten Hag will now be sweating over his fitness given that Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia are also unavailable due to injuries.

The Argentine joined his international teammates to continue his recovery and could be available immediately after the international break.

Shaw was also invited to join the Three Lions squad at St George’s Park but may not return to action this term, while Malacia is reportedly suffering mentally after missing all of the season.

Man United are hoping to break into the top four as they eye a place in the group stage of the Champions League next term.

However, finishing fifth may also be good enough to secure a berth in the elite European competition due to its new format starting next season.

Injuries have been a recurring theme in the Man United squad since pre-season, and it does not appear that things are improving.

Ten Hag would have been confident of overseeing a better campaign with a fitter squad and will pray his most important players can finish the rest of the season unscathed.