OFFICIAL: Man Utd confirm world-class player will be freeze for a month
Varane suffered a hamstring injury in Manchester United’s draw with Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday
However, in only his second game back after recovering from a groin problem.
The former Real Madrid defender had scans on Wednesday and will now miss Saturday’s derby clash with Manchester City
As well as the games against Watford, Villarreal, Chelsea and Arsenal after the international break.
That is a major blow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considering United leaked 11 goals in three games during Varane’s recent absence.
Solskjaer could also be without Victor Lindelof against City after he missed the Atalanta game through injury
Depriving United of two of the back-three that kept a clean sheet at Tottenham last weekend.
The United boss may have to change the 3-4-1-2formation he used against Spurs and Atalanta
Although Luke Shaw could be used as a centre-back alongside Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly.
Shaw responded to United staying top of the group with a late equaliser in Bergamo by reminding his teammates
That they were in a similar position last season
But dropped into the Europa League after losing their last two games to Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.
‘We obviously learned from last year. We need to really, we don’t want to be in that situation again,’ said Shaw.
‘We need to take charge, also can’t relax just because we beat Spurs 3-0 and got an okay point in Italy, we need to keep improving.’
Meanwhile, United winger Tahith Chong’s loan spell at Birmingham has been cut short
After he underwent surgery on a thigh tendon problem that will keep him out for up to five months.