By Tom Avery
Manchester United centre-back Raphael Varane has provided an injury update as the Frenchman battles to prove fitness ahead of World Cup.
Erik ten Hag confirmed that the former Real Madrid won’t play for the Red Devils again before the World Cup in his press conference ahead of United’s 3-0 win against Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday night.
The 29-year-old picked up a hamstring injury during United’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.
United’s number 19 picked up the injury on the hour mark when attempting to tackle Blues striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The four-time Champions League winner was visibly emotional, and he had to be consoled by his teammates and the club’s physios.
With the Frenchman’s understanding and partnership alongside Argentine Lisandro Martinez continuing to blossom at the heart of United’s defence, Victor Lindelof will likely replace the World Cup winner with club captain Harry Maguire only just returning from injury.
Ahead of this afternoon’s Premier League clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford, Varane has took to Instagram to provide an injury update.
The 87-time France international, who joined United last summer, declares that he’s “feeling good” and he shares footage of himself working hard in the gym in order to prove his fitness to Les Bleus Didier Deschamps.
Varane will be hoping to form a part of France’s 26-man squad ahead of next month’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
He played a key part in France’s success in Russia four years ago, and he’ll be hoping that Deschamps is willing to take a chance on his fitness ahead of the tournament in the Middle East.
France kicks off their attempt of defending the World Cup against Australia in 23 day’s time, and they have also been drawn in Group D alongside Denmark and Tunisia.
Varane posts injury update as Frenchman battles to prove fitness ahead of WC – United In Focus – Manchester United FC News
By Tom Avery