Manchester United have confirmed that Raphael Varane will probably be out of motion for “a few weeks” after struggling a groin harm in worldwide service.
Varane was substituted simply earlier than half-time in France’s 2-1 Nations League victory over Spain on Sunday.
There had been fears at Old Trafford that the drawback may preserve Varane out of United’s assembly with Leicester City this weekend, however he appears set to overlook additional matches after the membership confirmed he will probably be out of motion for quite a few weeks.
United stumbled into the worldwide break after a victory in one in all the final 4 matches, and their solely victory throughout that point got here deep into the stoppage time in opposition to Villarreal.
The Red Devils have dropped to fourth place within the Premier League desk, however are solely two factors behind first place Chelsea.
Varane now joins the opposite center-back Harry Maguire on the remedy desk. The membership captain picked up an harm to a calf in a 1-0 loss at house to Aston Villa in September, and can doubtfully face Leicester on Sunday.
That leaves Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly as United’s solely appropriate senior defenders. 19-year-old Teden Mengi might be known as up if wanted, whereas Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic have performed on the pitch for United earlier than.
But Man Utd will probably be strengthened by the return of Marcus Rashford, who has resumed full coaching and claims that he’s lastly “completely free” from harm. The 23-year-old underwent shoulder surgical procedure after the top of Euro 2020 in an try to resolve a drawback that plagued him for a lot of final season.