Manchester United’s Raphael Varane shares update ahead of Watford
Raphael Varane, who is currently out injured, has taken to Instagram, on Tuesday to share an update ahead of Manchester United’s meeting with Watford.
Watford vs Manchester United
Manchester United’s first clash back after the international break will see them face a trip to Watford in what, at least for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is a must-win tie.
The Norwegian has come under increasing pressure of late following United slipping nine points adrift of the Premier League summit thanks to some less than subpar showings against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
The Red Devils have also looked less than convincing in a fairly weak Champions League group and are already out of the League Cup.
Such struggles have led to both Brendan Rodgers and Zinedine Zidane being linked with Ole’s job of late.
And as Manchester United must face Villarreal, Chelsea and Arsenal in their following three ties after Watford, Saturday’s game is made even more important as it is Solskjaer’s only decent chance of actually picking up a win during the next few weeks.
Raphael Varane shares update
Ahead of the game, Raphael Varane has posted an update on social media.
The Frenchman missed United’s loss to Manchester City earlier this month through injury, with OGS stating at the time that he expected the defender to be out for four to five weeks:
“With all the technology now you expect him to be out for four or five weeks with the scans. It’s a blow for us. Raphael has come in and been really really influential. Eric came in last time and was excellent. That’s why we have a big squad and cope with absentees.”
Now, Varane has, on Tuesday, posted a picture of himself on an exercise bike flexing, with the caption:
Turn frustration into motivation and come back stronger!
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And whilst no insight into when he could return is provided by Varane, the update does seem to suggest the stopper is progressing well in his recovery.