Manchester United could be without Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane for a tricky run of fixtures.
Manchester United were dealt a blow on Sunday night when Raphael Varane limped out of France’s 2-1 Nations League final win over Spain. And with Harry Maguire already crocked, the Red Devils can be forgiven for fearing the worst. Especially with such a daunting run of fixtures ahead…
United go up against Leicester on Saturday, who have narrowly missed out on Champions League football over the past two years.
They then face Liverpool and Tottenham either side of tricky Champions League contests with Atalanta, with Manchester City and Watford then up next.
Given United have struggled against lesser opposition so far this term, that doesn’t bode well.
Without Maguire and Varane, it definitely gives Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a headache as he looks to win the title this term and ease the pressure on his shoulders.
So Express Sport will now take a look at United’s best XI if the duo stay injured.
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At the end of last season, David De Gea looked finished at United.
The Spain international had been poor in the Europa League final defeat to Villarreal, failing to save a single penalty in the shootout and fluffing his own effort from 12 yards.
However, since returning for pre-season, De Gea has been back to his blockbuster best.
He was particularly impressive in matches against Southampton and Wolves, while also starring in the Champions League victory over Villarreal.
It’s bad luck for Dean Henderson that he had coronavirus at the start of the campaign because the No 1 jersey is now De Gea’s to lose.
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It really is a grim prospect if United are to be without Maguire and Varane.
Maguire has been a consistent performer ever since his arrival from Leicester back in the summer transfer window of 2019.
And Varane has made a solid, if unspectacular, start to life at Old Trafford since joining from Real Madrid in the summer.
Now, United may have no choice but to play Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly together.
That partnership has never really convinced yet now is the time for both players to show. “Brinkwire Summary News”.