Fred, Varane, Shaw – Manchester United latest injury news and return dates ahead of Norwich



Injuries are taking their toll as Manchester United limp towards the end of their dismal season.

With their hopes of reaching the top four looking all-but over, United know they can’t afford any more slip-ups as they host Norwich at Old Trafford on Saturday. With six points separating them from Tottenham in fourth, they have it all to do if they’re to stand a chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

Ralf Rangnick though isn’t being helped by the injuries piling up for him at Carrington, with the interim boss confirming he’ll be without five players for the visit of the Canaries. Here is the latest round-up of United’s injuries.

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Fred

The midfielder has been ruled out of the visit of Norwich on Saturday, having been forced off at Goodison Park last weekend. Rangnick revealed after the game the Brazilian had been suffering from a hip flexor issue.

The United interim boss confirmed on Friday that Fred has been unable to recover in time for the weekend. Whether the 29-year-old will be fit for Tuesday’s trip to Liverpool remains to be seen.

Possible return date: April 19

Luke Shaw

Shaw’s chances of featuring again this season look very slim. The defender has been ruled out for the weekend, as well as the upcoming games against Liverpool and Arsenal.

Having had bolts removed from his leg after coming off injured against Leicester, it’s looking increasingly unlikely he’ll feature again before the end of the campaign. “As it seems, [Shaw] will be out for at least another four or five weeks, I think for him it will be difficult for him to be available for the remaining seven games,” Rangnick said on Friday.

Possible return date: N/A

raphael varane

The injury-prone defender remains out for the weekend’s visit of Norwich, having sat out the trip to Everton. Muscular problems have ruled the France international out of action for the time being.

No indication has been given whether Varane will be able to return against Liverpool in midweek. United fans will certainly hope he can though.

Possible return date: N/A

Scott McTominay

McTominay was another to miss out against Everton last weekend, having picked up a foot injury. The midfielder had played just under an hour the week before against Leicester.

The Scotland international has also been ruled out against Norwich on Saturday. It is unknown at the moment when he’ll be able to make a return.

Possible return date: N/A

Edinson Cavani

United fans have seen very little of the Uruguay international since the return of the year. Chances are, they may have already seen him play his final game for the club.

Having picked up a calf problem while on international duty, Cavani is set to miss out yet again against Norwich this weekend. Rangnick suggested at the start of April he could be out for up to five weeks, making it unlikely we’ll see him back before his contract expires.

Possible return date: N/A

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