Manchester United The team suffered another serious blow with an injury to Raphael Varane that will see him out for almost a month as problems mount for manager Erik ten Hag.
Varane’s absence effectively ends everything Possible departure of English defender Harry Maguire from Old Trafford before the transfer deadline on Friday.
United said they expect Varane to return in less than six weeks as the French centre-back joins his fellow defenders Luke Shaw And Terrell Melissaand midfielders Mason Mount And Kobe Mainoon the treatment table.
United did not specify the exact nature of Varane’s injury.
There was no sign of a new signing Rasmus Hooglund In the pictures United circulated on Tuesday from training, however, the Danish striker is believed to have been taking part in training and was not the only player not pictured.
The Dane has yet to feature for United since his £72m move from Atalanta at the start of this month due to a back injury, but could feature against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. He took part in his first full training session with the team last Friday.
Höglund, 20, has not been publicly assigned a squad number, but his and final squad number are due to be confirmed once the transfer window closes.
With Shaw ruled out until around November with a muscle injury, Melissa out of return with a knee ligament injury, Mount out for six weeks with a hamstring complaint, and Maeno out for another prolonged period, Varane’s injury is an ill-timed blow for Ten Hag.
the previous real madrid Defender was forced off in the first half On Saturday, they beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 Subsequent scans and assessments confirmed he would face at least a few weeks on the sidelines.
United are due to face Brighton In their first match after the international break on 16 September.
Varane, 30, has averaged just 23 league appearances in his first two seasons at Old Trafford following his £43m move from Real Madrid, and his new injury is the latest in a series of problems he has faced since his arrival and provides further turmoil in defence. .
Shaw made just 19 Premier League appearances in nine full seasons with United, another reflection of the club’s injury woes over the years.
The United manager would also like to add another midfielder, but that could be conditional on his departure and time is running out.
Altay Bayender is set to arrive from Fenerbahçe for £4.3m as a back-up goalkeeper to the team. Andre Onana with Dean Henderson Join the Crystal Palace. United’s third goalkeeper Tom Heaton currently injured.
Ten Hag admitted last week that United need to find answers to all the injuries. Christian Eriksen He said there was a lot of traveling on the club’s pre-season tour of the US, and that the quick turnaround this summer for many came after a marathon 62-match season last time out.
“It’s up to us to do the research, find the causes, and maybe you can learn from it in the future,” Ten Hag said.