Harry Maguire set to start on bench for Manchester United against Arsenal


Manchester United captain Harry Maguire will step down from the bench to face Arsenal on Saturday on “compassionate terms”.

Maguire received a bomb threat at her home on Thursday, and police dogs were sent to her address to search the area.

While Maguire is still preparing for Saturday’s game as usual, Athletic reports that interim manager Ralf Rangnick will take him out of the starting XI to give the defender physical and mental rest.

The 29-year-old has been out of action this season but has been linked with a move away from United.

Maguire started on the left side of the back-three as rivals Liverpool beat United 4-0 on Tuesday.

In the event that Rangnick chooses to stick to that, he may welcome Raphael Varane back from injury.

The Red Devils headed to the Emirates Stadium sitting three points behind Arsenal and Tottenham in the Champions League qualifiers and having played a game over their arch-rivals.

United also have the worst goal difference of any team in the Top 8 of the Premier League and are likely to play in the Europa Conference League – if they can qualify for the European competition at all – next season.

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