The international break was not a great one for Manchester United. The biggest worry of course was the injury suffered by Raphael Varane while playing for the France national team in the UEFA Nations League final. The defender appeared to pull up while running and was substituted off just before half-time. He is set to be out of action for a few weeks.
On the other hand, Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, has been out of action for the past few weeks and it remains to be seen when he will be back. As a result, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could very well be without both their first-choice centre-backs when they face Leicester City in the Premier League next.
And it is not just the Leicester City match that they should be worried about. Over the next six games in all competitions, the club will face Atalanta twice, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City in what could very well be the toughest phase of their season.
If there is one positive coming out of the international break, it is that Victor Lindelof played 90 minutes of football for the Sweden national team and did not pick up any problem.
Lindelof could play a huge role for Manchester United over the next few weeks
Lindelof could very well end up playing a huge role for Manchester United over the coming weeks. He appears to be just behind Varane and Maguire in the centre-back pecking order at Old Trafford.
He has featured in the last couple of games in the absence of Maguire and it looks like his run in the first-team is set to continue for the foreseeable future.
This upcoming run of games could end up having a huge impact on how Manchester United’s season turns out and as a result, one can only hope that they are able to get through them as well as they can.