By Ben Dinnery

13th Oct, 2021 | 3:00pm

Injury expert delivers crushing Varane verdict after what he's just seen of Man United star

Man United star Raphael Varane could miss four weeks of action after picking up an injury last week.

So says injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

On 12 October, Man United released a statement, confirming Varane, 28, would be out for “a few weeks”.

The defender was withdrawn during the first half of Sunday’s Nations League final win over Spain.

However, he remained on the sidelines with his teammates and was spotted celebrating after the match.

Dinnery claims Varane could be set to miss a month of action after avoiding a grade three injury, which would rule him out for far longer.

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“Initially, you are making an educated guess from what you see on TV,” Dinnery told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He was seen icing the inner part of his right thigh. That gives me some kind of indication that it is adductor-related.

“Varane remained on the team bench and went out celebrating after the game. We are looking at a grade one or grade two injury.

“I think a grade three is unlikely, he didn’t look as if he was in severe discomfort.

“With a grade one tear, I think a return is between seven and 14 days away.

“A grade two could rule him out for up to four weeks. However, because he’s new to the league, we don’t have a full injury background available.

“We don’t know how he will respond to treatment. The good thing is the injury looks on the lower end of that scale.

In other news, Man United have been told to finalise a deal for star “like Virgil van Dijk” after a “massive” update.