The explosive winger suffered a setback after returning from a hamstring injury earlier this month but has since made “good progress”.

From the algorithm we do not see this as a major injury and have graded the injury a 1. We’ve predicted he’s fully fit and has no further recovery time needed.  With a HPF of 97% and IRC of 7% we do not see a major risk in Maximin taking some part in the weekend fixture.

“Yeah, there’s a chance (he could be involved),” said United head coach Eddie Howe.

“We’re going to see how training goes today. He’s made really good progress. I’m very pleased with how he’s attacked his rehab, and the work he’s put in, so there’s an opportunity, hopefully, to get Maxi fit and available.”

“Currently, Maxi’s really good, he’s in a very good place,” said Howe. “I think the recent setback he had on his hamstring was a huge blow to him.

“He’s been having really intense treatment – three sessions a day. Two at the training ground, one at night at home. So a real dedication to his profession and to try and get himself as quickly as possible for what is an intense period of games before the break.

“I can’t speak highly enough of how he’s attacked this stage of his rehab.”