Raphael Varane Injury: Manchester United Defender Faces a Few Weeks on the Sidelines

Raphael Varane Injury

Manchester United have issued a Raphael Varane injury update after the French defender was injured in the UEFA Nations League final.

The Red Devils have confirmed Varane has sustained a groin muscle injury.

Raphael Varane Injury: French Defender Out for a Few Weeks

Further Injury Problems for Manchester United in the Backline

Things looked bleak for Manchester United when both Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw left the field with injuries during their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on September 25, 2021.

Luke Shaw seems to be getting back to fitness having been with the England camp this international break. He was not in the matchday squad for the 5-0 win over Andorra on October 9, 2021. It remains to be seen if he is included v Hungary tonight (October 12).

However, club captain Harry Maguire has missed that England camp and now they will be without Raphael Varane for a few weeks.

The French defender, who has played every minute of United’s last five Premier League games since joining from Real Madrid in the summer, will represent a huge loss to the defence ahead of a difficult run of fixtures.

Coupled with Maguire’s absence, Manchester United may have to turn to Sweden captain Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly as a pairing.

Phil Jones is also an option as he returns from a long time out injured, but surely will be behind the two players mentioned above.

Bailly has just completed 90 minutes for the third time this season – helping Ivory Coast to a 2-1 win over Malawi.

Manchester United Statement Confirming Raphael Varane Injury Absence

A statement from Old Trafford on manutd.com reads: “Raphael Varane sustained a groin muscle injury in the UEFA Nations League final and has commenced rehabilitation at the club.

“He will be out for a few weeks.”

Despite sustaining an injury, Varane helped France to UEFA Nations League success during the international break, three years after their triumph in the 2018 World Cup.

Varane’s trophy cabinet is full of medals and that is largely why Manchester United signed him.

The Red Devils have a tricky period approaching, starting with a trip to Leicester City‘s King Power Stadium on Saturday, October 16. They then face Atalanta in midweek before hosting Liverpool on Sunday, October 24.

It’s fair to say United could do without the injury problems they have been hit with at the moment.

 

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