Erik ten Hag rules Raphael Varane out of action until World Cup with injury

Erik ten Hag rules Raphael Varane out of action until World Cup with injury

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Raphael Varane will not be in action until World Cup due to an injury.

The France international was forced off early in the second half against Chelsea last weekend with a hamstring injury and is now set to be on the sidelines until World Cup next month.

Varane has been a vital member of Ten Hag’s rejuvenated squad but the Red Devils are forced to continue their fine performances without his services.

Speaking on Varane’s injury, the Dutchman said: “Raphael Varane isn’t [part of the Manchester United squad]. He will be out until the World Cup.

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“The prognosis is we have to see how it develops.”

The Dutchman also confirmed that Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Donny van de Beek and Hary are back training and are in contention to feature against Sheriff Tiraspol.

“They are in training. Harry [Maguire], Donny [van de Beek], Aaron [Wan-Bissaka] all training in preparation for tomorrow,” said Ten Hag.

“He [Harry Maguire] has a role to play. He is on his way back and now has to get back into these games.”

The Dutch tactician also confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has joined up with the squad following his return from his suspension as a result of his behiavour during the Tottenham clash.

On his conversation with Ronaldo, Ten Hag said: “It is not difficult. We answered all the questions. He was out for one game and back in the squad now.

“I will not answer any more [questions about Cristiano Ronaldo].”

Erik ten Hag also confirmed that Anthony Martial is still injured and will miss Thursday’s game.