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Raphael Varane is back in training in a boost to Manchester United ahead of must-win Spurs clash

Raphael Varane is back in training in a welcome boost to Manchester United ahead of must-win Spurs clash – as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is seen for the first time since Liverpool humiliation

  • Raphael Varane returned to full Manchester United training on Wednesday
  • His return comes just before United face Tottenham on Saturday afternoon
  • He has been out of action after picking up an injury while away with France 
  • Varane was forced off the pitch after injuring his right quad against Spain
  • The defender was photographed alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at training  


Raphael Varane returned to full training on Wednesday morning to give Manchester United a welcome boost ahead of Saturday’s fixture with Tottenham. 

The Red Devils will head into their Premier League encounter with Spurs looking to prove themselves after suffering a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. 

Varane was sidelined for United’s game against Liverpool after he sustained a quad injury while away on international duty with France earlier this month.

Raphael Varane (left) returned to full Manchester United training on Wednesday morning

Varane (left) was seen linking up with under-fire United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right)

Varane (left) was seen linking up with under-fire United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right)

Varane’s injury took place in the first half of France’s game with Spain earlier this month. The Manchester United defender winced as he lengthened his stride and cut out a low cross from Gavi five minutes before the interval. 

It seemed innocuous but the United centre-half signalled towards the bench immediately as he sat on the floor asking for treatment.  

United will be left sweating over the fitness of Raphael Varane after he limped off injured

United will be left sweating over the fitness of Raphael Varane after he limped off injured

It seemed innocuous but the United centre-half signalled towards the bench immediately

It seemed innocuous but the United centre-half signalled towards the bench immediately

The injury came as a substantial blow for Manchester United – considering they paid £40million to attain his services from Real Madrid over summer.

However, the Red Devils have been handed a timely boost ahead of their clash with Tottenham this weekend as Varane returned to full training.

The Frenchman was seen linking up with under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with at the club’s training ground.

Varane was also seen taking part in several drills. However, it has not yet been determined whether Varane will be fit enough to face Tottenham on Saturday – having missed United’s two previous games against Liverpool and Leicester. 

Varane (above) was seen taking part in several drills on Wednesday. However, it has not yet been determined whether Varane will be fit enough to face Tottenham on Saturday

Varane (above) was seen taking part in several drills on Wednesday. However, it has not yet been determined whether Varane will be fit enough to face Tottenham on Saturday

Varane (R) missed Manchester United's two previous games against Liverpool and Leicester

Varane (R) missed Manchester United’s two previous games against Liverpool and Leicester

Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire were also among those picture taking part in the session on Wednesday morning. 

Meanwhile, Solskjaer – who was seen for the first time since the Liverpool humiliation – led the session. 

The United manager was seen spurting instructions to help the Red Devils rediscover their best form before their showdown with Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.  

Solskjaer will be hopeful his wisdom rubbed off on the players as many believe Saturday’s fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will the deciding factor as to whether he stays at the club. 

Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire were also among those picture taking part in the session

Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire were also among those picture taking part in the session

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