Manchester United and France got a big boost after recent reports suggested Raphael Varane will soon return to training ahead of being included in Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad.
That’s according to a recent report from L’Equipe, who claim that while the world-class defender is unlikely to appear in Man United’s remaining two games before the clubs recover for the World Cup, he is set to return. to join first-team training and should be back in top form in time to play for Les Bleus in Qatar.
Varane, 29, has been out injured since last month when he was seen leaving the Stamford Bridge pitch in tears after apparently injuring his leg against Chelsea.
Despite initial fears that the former Real Madrid defender would miss out on this month’s winter World Cup, it now looks like the 29-year-old is set to win his fitness race, which will serve as a huge boost for both his club as for his country.
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United’s first competitive game after the World Cup will be against Nottingham Forest on December 27 and, assuming Varane is not injured while in Qatar, he will almost certainly return directly to Erik Ten Hag’s starting line-up.