There are fears Raphael Varane could miss the rest of the season after sustaining an ankle injury in the Europa League against Sevilla, reports The Mirror.
The Frenchman was substituted midway through the first leg of the quarter-finals and has since missed two games for the Red Devils in all competitions.
It is now reported that the centre-back underwent further ankle scans after the initial swelling subsided, and the result is not positive.
United fear the World Cup winner could be sidelined for up to six weeks. That could see him miss the club’s last eight Premier League games.
The club are hoping that he could return for the FA Cup final on June 3 if they qualify.
United recently announced that Varane could be out for ‘a few weeks’. However, David Ornstein has claimed the defender may not be available for the rest of the campaign.
The latter might be the case. Manager Erik ten Hag is wary of players returning from injury and is unlikely to take a chance on the £36million-rated star unless he is fully fit.
Therefore, we don’t see him involved in the last eight games of the season. Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw will have to step up as a result of Lisandro Martinez’s injury.
Varane could be part of the matchday squad for the FA Cup final in June, but before that, United will have to beat Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley today.