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Man Utd boss Solskjaer defends Maguire over Batshuayi challenge

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended Harry Maguire over his clash with Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

Many though Maguire was lucky to stay on the field after he appeared to kick Batshuayi in the first-half.

But Solskjaer insists he didn't see any malice in the challenge.

He said: "I wouldn't think that's a red card. He's just protecting himself.

'He's got a lad [Michy Batshuayi] standing over him and he's got his legs where it does hurt."

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