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Man United handed damage increase with Varane, Evans to return


MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United have been given an damage increase with each Raphaël Varane and Jonny Evans set to return to coaching forward of Thursday’s journey to Chelsea.

It’s welcome information for supervisor Erik ten Hag, who will probably be with out the injured Lisandro Martínez and Victor Lindelöf for greater than a month whereas Luke Shaw is sidelined till Could.

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Varane went off at half-time in opposition to Brentford and Evans has missed the final two video games, however each could possibly be obtainable to play at Stamford Bridge.

“On the frontline and midfield we’re OK and we’ve got choices there however within the backline we’ve got an absence of choices,” Ten Hag informed a information convention on Wednesday.

“The great factor is again in coaching this afternoon is Raphaël Varane and Jonny Evans.”

Damage issues have blighted United’s season with the squad struggling greater than 50 seperate absences.

Martinez was injured in coaching after solely simply returning in opposition to Bretford following two months out with a knee downside whereas Tyrell Malacia is about to overlook the complete marketing campaign.

“It isn’t solely us who’ve had this,” Ten Hag stated.

“The requirements of the Premier League from an depth perspective are so excessive, the overload of the schedule, worldwide soccer is so large, we’ve got internationals in our squad.

[Manchester] Metropolis, Liverpool and Newcastle have issues, and plenty of different groups.”

United head to Stamford Bridge seeking to prolong an unbeaten run there which stretches again to November 2017.

Chelsea have didn’t win any of their final 12 league video games in opposition to United and discover themselves within the backside half of the desk with simply 10 video games left of the present marketing campaign.

“It is a powerful competitors,” Ten Hag stated.

“It’s totally tight and in addition lots about which gamers can be found and never. When you’re on the correct aspect of the road you may have a profitable season, however when on the incorrect aspect you may have a way more tough season.

“They’ve a incredible group, incredible gamers and play superb soccer. They will beat anybody and have proven on this league.”