Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed defender Raphael Varane will be out until 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane will not play for the club before the World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury, but he still has a chance to play for Qatar, United’s Erik ten hug informed on Wednesday.
The France international shed tears after collapsing in United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday amid fears that their World Cup chances may have ended.
Hug confirmed Wednesday that Raphael Varane will not play for United before the tournament, but he hopes he can play for the winners at the World Cup, which starts on November 20.
“He is out certainly until the World Cup and will not play in this block for Manchester United,” statesmen Hag.
As Blues forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang charged forward, the 29-year-old tried to reach for the ball with his right foot off his body, blocking the attack.
However, his attempts to quell the threat left him in visible pain as the impact of putting his feet on the ground seemed to leave his knees shaking from the pain.
The France international was visibly distraught when he limped off the field. United manager Ten Hag has confirmed that Varane, who has built a strong defensive partnership with Lisandro Martinez, will miss the next six games leading up to the World Cup with a hamstring injury.
The prognosis is yet to be received on Raphael Varane
Upon getting inquiries whether Varane could still make Qatar, Ten Hag responded, “I think so, but the prognosis we have to wait (for). “We have (to) see how he develops, how his rehab will develop.”
The reaction received to Varane’s injury at Stamford Bridge has proven that the players are certainly feeling the pressure to continue playing at the club for the World Cup.
With the tournament taking place in the middle of the season, intentional coaches have also expressed concern about the lack of preparation time.
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