Manchester United’s Raphael Varane misses ‘a few weeks’ with injury

Manchester United have confirmed Raphael Varane will be out for “a few weeks” after the defender suffered a groin injury during his international service.

Varane was substituted on Sunday night during the first half of France’s 2-1 win over Spain in the UEFA Nations League final.

After returning to Manchester on Monday, the 28-year-old was assessed on Tuesday by United’s medical staff with tests showing he will remain on the sidelines.

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“Raphael Varane sustained a groin muscle injury in the UEFA Nations League final and has started rehab at the club. He will be out for a few weeks,” United said.

The news will be an additional blow to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is already without captain Harry Maguire.

Maguire has missed the last two games with a calf problem and is unlikely to be fit to face former club Leicester on Saturday, despite returning to light training during the international break.

Right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be available at King Power Stadium but will miss the Champions League game against Atalanta four days later due to suspension.

Solskjaer is hopeful Marcus Rashford will be able to face Leicester after playing a behind-closed-door match with Blackburn last week.

The 23-year-old played for 60 minutes and has shown no ill effects after his first game move since the European Championship.

He has yet to play for United this season so far, but could be placed on the bench on Saturday.

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