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Manchester United handed Raphael Varane injury scarce after foot injury on international duty. 

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04 Raphael VARANE (fra) - Guy STEPHAN (Selectionneur adjoint France) - Didier DESCHAMPS (Selectionneur France) during the International friendly match between France and Ivory Coast on March 25, 2022 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Anthony Bibard/FEP/Icon Sport via Getty Images) - Photo by Icon sport

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane suffered an injury scare during France friendly match against Ivory Coast on Friday, though the comments suggest he won’t miss any time.

Man United’s Raphael Varane played for France on Friday and he was substituted off in the second half. (image: Getty Images)

Varane was named in France’s squad by manager Deschamps for the international break and the centre-back started against Ivory Coast ahead of the weekend but was substituted off in the second half for Arsenal loanee William Saliba.

Didier Deschamps revealed Manchester United’s Raphael Varane has a ‘small problem with his foot’ on Friday night.(image:Getty Images)

After the game, Deschamps confirmed Varane has a ‘small problem with his foot’, but the 28-year-old jogged off the pitch to be replaced by William Saliba during the game and that suggests the injury isn’t serious.

Raphael Varane walks the pitch as him and teammates salute the supporters. (Getty Images)

Manchester United will hope the summer transfer from Real Madrid is injury free after him missing out on three games in October for groin injury he suffered while on international duty.

Although United’s £34m deal to sign Varane in the summer was remarkable value, the World Cup winner has built quite an unwanted injury record in Manchester.

The centre-back made his return against Tottenham but suffered a hamstring injury just one week later away at Atalanta. That problem was more severe and Varane was sidelined for well over a month, only returning to play Newcastle just after Christmas.

Manchester United will hope Varane is available for the match against Leicester City on Saturday 2 April at Old Trafford in an important Premier League match as the battle for the Premier League Top Four Race continues. 

 

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