Raphael Varane

Ole gives update on Varane recovery

Saturday 23 October 2021 07:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Raphael Varane is “working hard” to recover from a groin muscle injury sustained on international duty earlier this month.

The Frenchman played twice for his country at the start of October, helping them to win the UEFA Nations League, the 19th major title of his distinguished career.

Varane joined United from Real Madrid in the summer and had already made an impression in his seven appearances for the club.

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The boss revealed to club media that Varane is back on grass and progressing well in his rehabilitation.

“He’s working hard,” Ole explained to MUTV’s Stewart Gardner.

“As I said, it’s hard to put a time limit on players that you don’t really know, but he’s been on the grass and who knows?”

It’s a positive update on our no. 19, who is a key member of the squad. Any prolonged absence would be a great shame, but it seems as if Varane is progressing well in his recovery.

With Liverpool coming up this weekend, United then face Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta and Manchester City before the November international break.

Supporters will hope the defender could be back in action before club football pauses again.