Why is Raphael Varane Not in Manchester United’s Squad to Face Crystal Palace

Manchester United won’t risk Raphael Varane after a training injury.

Varane is training but isn’t in the squad to play Crystal Palace in Australia.

The 29-year-old started against Liverpool in Bangkok last week but not against Melbourne Victory on Friday.
Erik ten Hag said Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez are his top defensive pairing.

Maguire will be a first-string player, Ten Hag said. “He’s proven it in the past, but he must continue to do so.
“60 England games. I expect a lot from Harry. Man United needs internal competition. Eleven players can’t win.

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“This season’s many games require a team. We need a full, high-quality squad for the Europa League, Premier League, and World Cup.”

Ten Hag added: “I think the current players and Martinez can contribute immediately. He joins the team, not the squad.

“I think we have good players, but we need a good, deep squad. I analyzed United’s left-back position last year.

“Left-footedness helps in possession and defense. And he brings a South American spirit, aggressiveness, control, to the team and fans. It fits Manchester United’s style of play well.”

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