Raphael Varane ‘could be out for another MONTH after being sent off the pitch with a hamstring injury’ during Manchester United’s Champions League clash against Atalanta
- Raphael Varane was forced to retire injured during Man United’s clash with Atalanta
- The French defender limped off the pitch after just 38 minutes of action in Italy
- As a result, Mason Greenwood was replaced by the United boss.
- Reports from France now say Varane could be out for four weeks
- Therefore, Varane will miss the Manchester derby at Old Trafford this weekend.
- Manchester United could also be without Victor Lindelof when they face City
Raphael varane He will miss the Manchester derby at Old Trafford this weekend after it was confirmed that he will be out of action for a month.
Varane suffered a hamstring injury in Manchester United’s draw with Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday in just his second game after recovering from a groin problem.
The former Real Madrid defender had scans on Wednesday and will now miss Saturday’s derby with Manchester City, as well as matches against Watford, Villarreal, Chelsea and Arsenal after the international break.
Raphael Varane could be out of action for another month after being forced to retire injured during Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Atalanta on Tuesday night.
That’s a huge blow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considering United filtered 11 goals in three games during Varane’s recent absence.
Solskjaer could also be without Victor Lindelof against City after missing the Atalanta game through injury, depriving United of two of the three defenders who kept a clean sheet at Tottenham last weekend.
The United manager may have to change the 3-4-1-2 formation he used against Spurs and Atalanta, although Luke Shaw could be used as a central defender alongside Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly.
As a result, he will miss the Manchester derby against City at Old Trafford this weekend.
Manchester United could also be without Victor Lindelof (above) against Manchester City
Shaw responded that United remained at the top of the group with a late draw in Bergamo reminding his teammates that they were in a similar position last season, but fell in the Europa League after losing their last two games to Paris. Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.
‘We obviously learned from last year. We really have to, we don’t want to be in that situation again, ” Shaw said.
We have to take charge. We can’t relax just because we beat Spurs 3-0 and got a good point in Italy, we have to keep improving. ‘
Meanwhile, the loan of United winger Tahith Chong in Birmingham has been cut short after he underwent surgery for a thigh tendon problem that will keep him out for up to five months.