Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Raphael Varane felt an issue along with his hamstring throughout Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta within the Champions League on Tuesday.
The World Cup winner was introduced off within the thirty eighth minute along with his aspect a purpose down, with Mason Greenwood approaching as his alternative.
The Purple Devils did handle to safe a degree in Italy, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice – one being a 91st minute effort – to cancel out strikes from Josip Illicic and Duvan Zapata.
Talking after the sport, Solskjaer admitted he couldn’t afford to take any probabilities with Varane’s health.
“He felt his hamstring. So after all you’ll be able to’t take any dangers, sadly,” Solskjaer informed BT Sport. “Rafa has been such a relaxing affect when he’s on the pitch. We misplaced him however that’s soccer.”
Varane‘s availability to face Manchester Metropolis in what may very well be one other doubtlessly defining recreation for Solskjaer is now in main doubt. He has arrested the slide that got here with the 5-0 loss to Liverpool with victory over Tottenham and the draw with Atalanta, however one other heavy defeat to a Premier League title contender may pile the strain again on the Norwegian supervisor once more.
There was additionally frustration amongst followers over the prolonged absence of Jadon Sancho, their summer time signing who solely entered the fray within the 87th minute. The England worldwide has had a gradual begin to the season and did not play in any respect in United‘s win at Spurs.
Solskjaer added: “Jadon will come good, Jadon has obtained an awesome work fee and angle and high quality.
“I assumed he was actually sharp when he got here on, the primary header that he cleared for us, he was sharp on the ball. They’ll all have a giant function to play and he’ll have many a few years as a superb participant right here.”