Manchester United fear Raphael Varane could miss the rest of the season following an ankle injury sustained against Sevilla in the Europa League, The Mirror report.
The Frenchman was substituted midway through the first leg of the quarter-final and he has since missed two games for the Red Devils in all competitions.
It is now reported that the central defender has undergone further scans on his ankle after the initial swelling started to subside. The result is not positive.
United fear the World Cup winner could be sidelined for up to six weeks. He could thereby miss the club’s final eight games of the Premier League campaign.
The club are hopeful that he could return for the FA Cup final on June 3 if they are involved.
Varane unlikely to play for remainder of the season
United recently revealed that Varane could be out for a ‘few weeks’. However, David Ornstein claimed that the defender may not be available for the rest of the campaign.
The latter could be the case. Manager Erik ten Hag has been cautious with players returning from injuries and he is unlikely to take a risk with the £36 million-rated star unless he is fully fit.
Hence, we don’t see him being involved for the final eight games of the top-flight season. Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw have to step up with Lisandro Martinez injured.
Varane could make the matchday squad for the FA Cup final in June but for that to happen, United first need to beat Brighton & Hove Albion at the Wembley Stadium today.
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