Morning, Manchester United fans
Manchester United were dealt a heavy blow after it was confirmed that defender Raphael Varane would face a month-long absence.
The French centre-back was forced out of the match with a 2-2 draw on Tuesday against Atalanta, with the club announcing that they had suffered a hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane has reportedly turned down Newcastle’s job to wait and see what happens at United.
The Geordies are still searching for Steve Bruce’s successor, with Graeme Jones on a temporary assignment.
According to the Spanish website El Espanol, Saudi billionaires were keeping an eye on Zidane before they got close to Unai Emery, who also brought them back.
But the former Real Madrid player “feels comfortable now and is waiting for clarification of positions such as Manchester United and the French national team.”
In other news, prospective Tahith Chong faces five months of injury after hip surgery and will be returning from his loan with Birmingham.
United confirmed Chung’s recall in a statement, which would come as a blow to the youngster, as well as Birmingham City and Manchester United fans.
“Tahteh has undergone surgery to repair his ruptured femoral tendon, the operation has gone well and he will be returning to Manchester United to complete his expected rehabilitation of four to five months,” the statement read.
The 21-year-old winger was a familiar name on the Lee Bowyer side at Birmingham, making 13 league appearances during his time at the club.
Finally, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that Jadon Sancho will become a star at the club in the future.
He said: Good people are coming. He has a great work rate and a great attitude, he was really sharp when he came in, the first header he passed for us and he was sharp for the ball.
“So they will all have a big role to play and he will have many years as a good player here.”