Manchester United are hopeful for a double fitness boost ahead of Burnley clash
Mount suffered a problem with his hamstring against Tottenham Hotspur in United’s second game of the season. There were concerns for the English midfielder that he could be out for two months, until the November international break.
Varane, on the other hand, complained about discomfort that led to his substitution against Nottingham Forest in the 2nd half. Daily Mail reported on 29th August that the player will be missing in action for an extended period of time.
United will face Burnley after losing 4-3 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League Group A opener at Allianz Arena. The Red Devils have had a nightmare start in the Premier League, losing three games in five matches they’ve played.
Mount and Varane’s return will be a huge boost as both are pivotal parts of the first team at United.
United signed Mount from Chelsea this summer in hopes of boosting the club’s midfield with some energy, creativity, and directness.
The 24-year-old was used in the more advanced role at the London club but United manager Erik ten Hag opted to deploy him in a deeper role.
United have faced a torrid time in defense, conceding 10 goals so far in the Premier League, with only one clean sheet. Varane has been their primary defensive option alongside Lisandro Martinez.
The Frenchman is also an attacking threat for United in set-piece situations, having scored one goal in the opening game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The game against Wolves was also the only time the Red Devils have managed to keep a clean sheet this season.
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United fans are eager to see their first-team players return to action and turn things around for the club. Mount and Varane will be pivotal for the Red Devils as they try to resurrect the club’s form going forward.