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Injury News: Manchester United hope to have two superstars back for Burnley clash

Raphael Varane holds the World Cup trophy after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018
Raphael Varane has retired from the French national team. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United are hopeful for a double fitness boost ahead of Burnley clash

ESPN reports that Manchester United are hopeful that both Mason Mount and Raphael Varane will be available for the Premier League match against Burnley on Saturday.

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.

Manchester United centre-back Raphael Varane
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane’s return can help the club fortify their defense. (Image Credit: Getty Images)

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.

Mason Mount Manchester United injury lay-off longer than expected.
Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount can add much-needed energy to the United’s midfield. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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.

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