LONDON, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) – Manchester United have confirmed that they will go without center-back Raphael Varane for “a few weeks” due to a groin injury he sustained in the final on Sunday. UEFA Nations League v Spain.
“Raphael Varane injured his groin in the UEFA Nations League final and has started his rehabilitation at the club. He will be out for a few weeks,” his club confirmed on Wednesday.
Varane’s injury comes at a bad time for Manchester United, with England defender Harry Maguire likely to miss Saturday’s visit to Leicester due to injury and a string of tough games in the weeks ahead.
United will entertain Atalanta in the Champions League next Wednesday, then travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in a crucial game in the Premier League race on October 24, before traveling to face Tottenham on October 30 and receive the visit of local rivals Manchester City a week later.
Elsewhere, Steve Bruce appears to be getting closer to exit after just over two seasons at Newcastle United.
The club’s buyout by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), along with PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media last week opened the door for some big signings in the coming months, but Bruce is expected to be shown the front door. Premier League this weekend. game against Tottenham with the new owners expected to seek out a reputable coach to oversee their ambitious plans.