Varane damage leaves Man Utd brief on centre-backs


Manchester United can be with out Raphael Varane resulting from a groin damage that leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brief on choices at centre-back for a demanding few weeks.

The French defender suffered the damage throughout his nation’s 2-1 win over Spain on Sunday within the Nations League ultimate.

“Raphael Varane sustained a groin muscle injury in the UEFA Nations League final and has commenced rehabilitation at the club,” United mentioned in a press release.

“He will be out for a few weeks.”

United captain Harry Maguire can be sidelined by a calf drawback leaving Solskjaer with out his strongest centre-back pairing.

Eric Bailly, whose one look this season got here in a League Cup loss to West Ham, or Phil Jones, who has not performed since January 2020, may now begin Saturday’s journey to Leicester within the Premier League.

After a go to to the Foxes, the Red Devils face Atalanta at home within the Champions League earlier than fixtures towards rivals Liverpool and Tottenham later this month.

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