Manchester United have been handed a big injury boost on defender Raphael Varane, according to Manchester Evening News.
The Frenchman was hugely instrumental for his country in their run to the World Cup final where they lost to Argentina in a penalty shoot-out.
The centre-back was substituted in the 113th minute last night as he looked completely jaded, and it appears there is nothing more than that.
Manchester Evening News now report that the United star was only fatigued and was not taken off with any kind of injury concern.
Big boost for Manchester United
Varane picked up a hamstring injury in the lead-up to the World Cup, but he managed to recover in time to make the 26-man squad.
The 29-year-old started in six of Les Bleus’ seven games in Qatar, but many fans were left worried after his late substitution yesterday.
It is now confirmed that the centre-back has avoided an injury. Hopefully, the €40 million star will return for the Red Devils before the New Year.
Varane is likely to be handed a week’s rest after the World Cup and the same should be the case for his centre-back partner Lisandro Martinez.
Hence, both players are expected to miss the Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Burnley where Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof should start.
They could also miss out on the Premier League meeting against Nottingham Forest on December 27, but could face Wolverhampton Wanderers on New Year’s Eve.
United are currently three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the league with a game in hand.
They need a bright restart to the season, particularly with tricky games against Manchester City and Arsenal to come in the month of January.
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