The state of Raphael Varane is something that worries and draws attention in Manchester United, in the Premier and throughout Europe. The French defender suffered a thigh injury in early November and has yet to return to the scene. In addition, his current form is unknown and there is no set return date, something that greatly worries the Old Trafford fans.
Michael Carrick, as interim coach of the Red Devils, spoke at a press conference on this matter. And did not dare to give a margin. What he did confirm is that Varane will not return this week, “impossible”, he admitted.
“Varane is on the grass, but he won’t be back this week, no way”
“Yes, Raphael’s rehab is going very well. He’s on the grass, but it won’t be at any point this week, no way. It will be a little further than that.. However, it is ongoing, which is good, “admitted the former English player.
Some difficult dates are coming for United, as they have eight games this December that has just started. Recovering Varane would be a relief for the coaching staff, which has to plan rotations in the face of such a schedule.
At 28, this is not a good time for Varane. He has only been able to play 9 games (six in the Premier and 3 in the Champions League) so far this season. 8 have been lost, almost the same … He is not questioned only for that, since he has just signed this season for United, also on a sporting level when he entered. In England they already affirm that one of the main problems of this United in crisis is defensive weakness. That’s where the ex-Madridista enters the criticism. In Madrid, on the other hand, there is already talk of Florentino’s success in letting this player out.