After the international break, Manchester United just got news that they lost a player due to injury for at least the next couple of weeks.
Manchester United just got some bad news in regards to one of their most important players due to a recent injury he suffered. We are talking about Raphael Varane, the France defender who just moved from Real Madrid to the Red Devils last summer. Ha had been playing on the regular for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad and featured in the Nations League finals. During the final against Spain, Varane suffered a muscular problem on his groin that will likely keep him off the game for a couple of weeks. This setback becomes an issue for United due to the centre-back shortage the squad currently has.
Harry Maguire has been injured for some time since the season started and now Varane represents an even bigger problem. Manchester United is in dire need of positive results both in the Premier League and the Champions League as soon as club football returns this weekend. Varane just became the UEFA Nations League champion alongside teammates Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. The French Football Federation released the following statement that the Red Devils published on their website: “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.”
Which games can Varane potentially miss?
Raphael Varane’s unfortunate injury comes at a time when the Red Devils can’t afford to lose any of their best players. Over the next two weeks, United is set to play the most important part of the season. Next weekend, Varane is definitely missing his side’s visit to Leicester City’s King Power Stadium in the Premier League. Four days later, Old Trafford opens its doors to receive a visit from Serie A’s Atalanta in the Champions League. If that wasn’t worrying enough, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool visits Old Trafford four days later for the Premier League Derby.
Six days after that, United will visit North London to face Tottenham at their own ground. This two-week tour will end on November 2nd with Manchester United visiting Bergamo to face Atalanta in the Champions League. If predictions are correct, Raphael Varane will miss all those matches due to his groin injury. The only way he won’t miss at least the last two of these matches is if he recovers properly from his recent setback. But that seems like too much to ask if you consider how serious muscular injuries can be.