HARRY MAGUIRE is ready for a Manchester United return to boost his England World Cup prospects.
United’s captain has been out for a month since injuring his hamstring during the Three Lions’ 3-3 Nations League draw with Germany.
And his recovery could not come at a better time for boss Erik ten Hag after fellow defender Raphael Varane damaged a hamstring at Chelsea on Saturday.
England manager Gareth Southgate will be delighted to see Maguire, 29, in Qatar.
But Frenchman Varane was in tears and is likely to miss next month’s tournament.
United team-mate Christian Eriksen said: “History is not in Raphael’s favour and we are all going to miss him.
“He has been in incredible shape in the games since I have been here.
“Now we just wait to find out what has happened with his injury and how long it is going to take him.
“But as a team, we will all support him in any possible way.”
Varane’s absence could mean an extended run for Maguire, who was dropped after United’s first two games of the season and has started one Europa League game since.
Now he will be hoping to feature in the remaining Prem games before joining up with loyal boss Southgate.