Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Erik ten Hag handed injury boost as Mason Mount and Raphael Varane back in Man United training

Manchester United have been handed a huge injury boost after Raphael Varane and Mason Mount returned to training.

The pair were seen participating in the club’s final training session before jetting off to Germany for Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Bayern Munich.

The pair were spotted in training at United’s Carrington base on Tuesday morning

It is not yet clear whether either player will be in contention for the game at the Allianz Arena or if boss Erik ten Hag will preserve his stars for Saturday’s trip to Burnley.

Mount picked up a hamstring injury in the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on August 19 and has not featured since.

Meanwhile, France international Varane has missed United last two league games after suffering a knock against Nottingham Forest last month.

Initial signs suggested Varane may be sidelined for a lengthy period but United’s fears appear to have been allayed.

It will be a welcome return for the World Cup winner whose presence as been sorely missed in recent games.

United have shipped six goals in their last two league fixtures and look shaky without the 30-year-old.

The Red Devils come up against Harry Kane on Wednesday knowing all about the threat the England captain offers from his time at Tottenham.

Ten Hag’s side have other issues to contend with ahead of the game in Munich, with key players still missing.

Mount suffered a hamstring injury against Tottenham last monthGetty

Raphael Varane is closing in on a return after participating in training on Tuesday

United have struggled defensively without Varane’s presenceAFP

Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka remain in the treatment room as they continue their journey back to full fitness.

Midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who secured a loan move to Old Trafford on deadline day, is yet to make his debut after picking up and injury forcing him to pull out of the Morocco squad for the recent international fixtures.

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