Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is intent on remaining positive in his bid to recover from injury for the Europa League final against Villarreal.

Maguire is not expected to play in the Premier League again this season after suffering ankle ligament damage in the 3-1 Premier League win at Aston Villa on May 9.

The United captain had played in every league minute since his £80million arrival in the summer of 2019 before he was forced off at Villa Park but Maguire is in danger of missing out on United's first final in three years.

United face Villarreal in Gdansk next Wednesday and Maguire is expected to be given as long as possible to regain match fitness to skipper the side.

"Basically, he (Villa player Anwar el Ghazi) just fell on me and put all his weight on me and I ended up twisting my ankle," Maguire told the United programme. "It wasn't a muscle injury, so it was a bit unfortunate and very frustrating.

"I was very disappointed on the night and the day after, but I've come to terms with it. I've got to be positive. I've got to look forward and make sure when I'm ready to come back that I'm fully fit, raring to go and can pick up where I left off.

"It's such an exciting game to be involved in,. I'm sure everyone is dreaming of winning that final or scoring the winner."

If Maguire is unavailable for United in Poland then Eric Bailly or Axel Tuanzebe will partner Victor Lindelof in defence.