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Man Utd trio fighting to be fit for Man City clash

Manchester United are counting on Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Dan James to be fit for Sunday's derby against Manchester City.

Maguire missed Thursday's FA Cup win at Derby County after twisting his ankle in training, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the United skipper will recover in time to face Manchester City.

Wan-Bissaka complained of a sore back after last weekend's draw at Everton and was ruled out of the Derby game, while James sustained a knock in the Europa League win over Club Brugge and has missed the last two matches.

Speaking about Maguire, who turned 26 on Thursday, the United boss said: "Well it's touch and go because he rolled his ankle and he twisted it, but hopefully he'll recover quickly. I wasn't going to rest him today (against Derby) so I didn't give him a day off birthday-wise, but I hope he'll be fit."

On the chances of Wan-Bissaka and James being fit, he added: "I hope so but none of them have been training yet since the last game. We've got to look at them Saturday probably. Friday is the recovery day."

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