Manchester United blow: When Raphael Varane is expected to return revealed

How long Raphael Varane is set to be out for following his latest injury has been revealed.

Varane was tormented by injury during the 2021/22 campaign, but had seen regular playing time early in the current season.

However, Manchester United played Chelsea on Saturday evening, drawing the match 1-1, and Raphael Varane was forced off with an injury in the second 45.

How long Varane would be out for was unknown at the time, but more clarification has been provided on Sunday.

It has been reported that Raphael Varane’s injury is less serious than first feared. He has a lesion of the femoral bicep (hamstring). But if he is selected for France’s World Cup squad, he would probably miss the first match against Australia.

This suggests that Varane will now miss Manchester United’s next six matches before the World Cup in November.

Manchester United are set to face Sheriff, West Ham, Real Sociedad, Aston Villa (in the league and League Cup), and Fulham before the World Cup.

Varane’s absence will now likely mean Harry Maguire sees more minutes ahead of the World Cup, which could be good for England.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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