Manchester United drew against Chelsea away from home in the English Premier League. The 1-1 draw saw Red Devil’s defender Raphael Varane limping out on the sidelines. The French stalwart injured himself and feared exclusion from the International squad with the World Cup approaching. United Manager Erik Ten Hag confirmed that Varane has undergone an MRI scan and is set to miss 3-4 weeks.
This tells that Varane will not play for Manchester before the World Cup. Fans were not happy when the 29-year-old walked out off the pitch in the 60th minute. Ten Hag replaced him with Lindelof only to see his team end the match in a stalemate. Varane’s injury is harsh for France International team manager Didier Deschamps. He does not expect Raphael to start the first match for the French side against Australia. Deschamps will consider all possibilities and monitor Varane’s recovery rate.
Manchester United in jeopardy: Ten Hag to go for Maguire-Martinez pairing or can Lindelof make a mark?
Varane built up a great partnership with Lisandro Martinez to bolster the Red Devils’ backline. However, the injury puts the United boss in jeopardy. Erik Ten Hag has Lindelof and Harry Maguire as his possible options. They are comparatively out of form and have remained on the bench. The French International will sit out for 6 matches straight.
Ten Hag assured that the defender hopes to regain his full compatibility along with the rehab in progress. This is indeed a huge blow to United’s current run in the Premier League as well as in the Europa League. The Dutch gaffer commented on Maguire’s recovery after the Englishman was suffering a thigh problem. Maguire will compete with Victor Lindelof to pair alongside Lisandro Martinez, who has been in stellar form. The manager also confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo’s comeback to the squad as United faces Sheriff on Thursday.
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This is so bad news now
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Maguire here we go!!!
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King Maguire 😌😏😏😏😂
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