Manchester United provide Raphael Varane injury update, My Football Facts

Manchester United provide Raphael Varane injury update

My Football FactsArticles

By Martin Graham | 24th Oct 2022

Manchester United’s French defender Raphael Varane left the pitch in tears after picking up a knock in the club’s battle against Chelsea on Saturday evening.

The 2018 World Cup winner is suspected to have pulled his hamstring after going in for a challenge when Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was through on goal. The incident which happened in the 60th minute looked serious with early projections suggesting that the former Real Madrid man could miss the 2022 World Cup which is only a month away.

Manchester United’s defence lost its sharpness following Varane’s removal from the game. A Jorginho penalty almost took the game away from them after a solid performance until a late Casemiro equaliser earned them a deserved point.

The Red Devils’ manager Erik ten Hag has said that the club will release an official statement on the extent of his injury in the 24 hours following the game. The Dutchman told reporters after the game: “It is difficult to say how it is now because it is so soon after the game.

“We have to wait 24 hours and then we will know what it is.”

When pressed further in his post-match press conference, he added: “I can understand, we can all probably understand he would be emotional [if he is out of the World Cup], but I think he also has to wait.

“You don’t know [how bad it is]. Of course he is experienced, but [the] medical [staff] have to do their job, have to make the assessment and set the right diagnosis, and then from there on can come a conclusion.”

Commenting on the draw which was characterised by poor finishing by his side despite their strong performance, the former Ajax manager said: “I think it was a good game. In the first half, we dominated the game. But also, that is why the opponent switched their system.

“And they made it a little more difficult for us, like we saw in the last minutes of the first half. In the second half, I think it was even. It was a battle between two teams of the same height. And in the end, I think a point was justified.

“It was deserved. It was tough, when you get so short for time, you get 1-0 down, I think it is really difficult after the fourth game in 10 days to fight back. But the team found their energy and their strength and fought back. And that’s really big for this team.”

 

Martin Graham is an MFF sports writer

2fe96766c910ee5e8ec5088c66b9c978.jpg
Guardiola apologizes to Phillips for weight comment
cbbdd8894c8347d34693a055e9fc18d7.jpg
Thomas Tuchel to depart Bayern Munich earlier than expected
fbde88b585cc966b222d3ec09ce38850.jpg
Arsenal focused on Champions League clash with Porto
e7c5c736e44dfef8fa3a5b3ebd91499b.jpg
Greenwood's LaLiga triumph: United sets £34 million price tag
4f9f29925c243b2657ebdbfc39ccbae6.jpg
Napoli sacks Mazzarri, appoints Calzona as new manager
The Science Behind Football Predictions: How Data Analytics is Revolutionizing Match Forecasting
The Science Behind Football Predictions: How Data Analytics is Revolutionizing Match Forecasting
How to Keep Football Fans Engaged During the Off-Season
How to Keep Football Fans Engaged During the Off-Season
Winning Plays: Fast Payout Online Casinos Tailored for Football Fanatics
Winning Plays: Fast Payout Online Casinos Tailored for Football Fanatics
d67caa16eb63c27459420e2da75bf381.jpg
Hojlund's double leads Manchester United to victory
d94c9ae9aa2d0cbbb4a1461f7b810dc1.jpg
Chelsea's grit: clash at Etihad ends in a draw
48d5685280f0647edfbf14fdd0e79c19.jpg
Protests disrupt Borussia Dortmund's game against Wolfsburg
00c07ef30e756615cc3046656a3dd324.jpg
Salah's heroic return ignites Liverpool triumph over Brentford
1ed89389518fd49558e28f58f18a5255.jpg
Atlético Madrid fans send clear message to club
239e7a468a296d502861946c1cb1f83e.jpg
Postecoglou's insights on Son Heung-min's leadership dynamics
334da7829b8425fa5a85240a4e45719c.jpg
Modric set to leave Real Madrid after 12-year stint
900209b56da54892e39ef044964865d5.jpg
Crystal Palace set to part ways with Roy Hodgson
330867047c91aa2d3bba9d1912f1556a.jpg
Manchester United pursue Newcastle sporting director Dan Ashworth
a2822b71cbe1881e15d9b6adfc7c3690.jpg
Kane's rallying cry amid Bayern's turmoil
6ee18c229955c85976d21452d6b72bdc.jpg
Navigating financial constraints: Chelsea's transfer dilemma
Will Arsenal’s humiliation of West Ham hasten David Moyes’ departure?
Will Arsenal’s humiliation of West Ham hasten David Moyes’ departure?
4b8cc4d165e85c58ef527de73d999152.jpg
The X-Factors of Bayer Leverkusen
fa5b99655a421c1ca9d3a27b874ddcb8.jpg
Barcelona's Laporta pursues Alemany in crisis
cc106b60eb149e64723fc30022c29f2e.jpg
Arsenal triumph: 6-0 win at London Stadium
08b1907f053c66b43620c49bad9d2f06.jpg
Nuno Espirito Santo criticizes VAR decision in Forest defeat
05182ac381b5620df1bf939ab7a2db14.jpg
FA eyes Southgate's extended tenure
f8f19c9c70bbfa40f6c662f6526d6820.jpg
Debate over blue cards in football
30d46e7f7c9767cf2870c52db36a935b.jpg
Real Madrid personnel crisis deepens ahead of Girona showdown
99cd9d614ec5b3531bfa9a4acabc18e8.jpg
Mourinho mulling over Chelsea return
Manchester United provide Raphael Varane injury update, My Football Facts
Arteta hails phenomenal support from Arsenal fans after Liverpool victory
5fc153743e5476a3a3fa6434c826990f.jpg
World Cup 2026: expanded tournament returns to summer slot
The Premier League's Most Heated Rivalries
The Premier League's Most Heated Rivalries
1b03c957635f633040db18ddee73d160.jpg
Ivory Coast triumphs in a thrilling clash
cd5e0469b9b0cbd1011d79a7afa3bdec.jpg
Courtois' rapid recovery reshapes season outlook
7 Interesting Facts About the South Korea Football Team
7 Interesting Facts About the South Korea Football Team
6f7ec69871eb8ee1c5b539f8ff5ef377.jpg
DR Congo shocks Egypt in thrilling shoot-out at AFCON 2023
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
Archives