Raphael Varane, a defender for Manchester United, will be sidelined for a few weeks due to the injury he suffered against Nottingham Forest.
30-year-old Varane was taken off during the 3-2 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday. Club sources have downplayed reports that he may be out for up to six weeks, and they point out that the next international break will cut down on the amount of games he misses.
The future of Harry Maguire is brought into sharper focus by Varane’s absence as Erik ten Hag’s sole remaining senior central defenders are Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof. Although the England international turned down an offer from West Ham earlier this month, it has been speculated that he may leave before Friday’s transfer deadline.