Man United get good news on Raphael Varane injury

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Man United have been given some good news on the Raphael Varane injury front.

Earlier today, we covered the latest in regards to Raphael Varane injury news, with the Frenchman thought to have suffered a sprained ankle.

Understandably, we all began to fear the worst. Varane has emerged as a key player for the Red Devils, forming a nice partnership with Lisandro Martinez at the heart of defence. Coping without the World Cup winner for any prolonged period of time would have been tough.

Well, the Manchester Evening News have absolutely jumped to United’s rescue, confirming the big boost that the injury isn’t thought to be long-term.

Varane picked up the problem when the ball was fired at his ankle (unintentionally) at pace. You could see his whole lower body jolt as a result, with the 29-year-old immediately going down to the ground.


The injury has since been described as ‘not bad’ by people close to Varane, though United will approach this one with caution following a stop-start debut season the Frenchman had due to many little injury issues.

So what does that mean?

Well, I think we can safely say that Varane will not play in the Europa League this midweek. The club will be keen to rest the defender and give him every chance at featuring in the Premier League this weekend.

Even then, I can see Erik ten Hag taking extra care here, particularly with so many games to play in the month of October. Perhaps United’s home game against Newcastle on October 16th feels like a good return point for Rapha. That’ll give the player a fortnight of rest. He’d only miss one league match and the European double-header against Omonia.

Do you think Raphael Varane will start in Man United’s next league game? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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