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Manchester United injury update: Casemiro, Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane latest news and return dates

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Manchester United have received a positive update after an injury scare for Casemiro.The weekend’s trip to Sheffield United may also see Raphael Varane and Sergio Reguilon declared fit to hand Erik ten Hag much-needed defensive reinforcements.Luke Shaw is further off a return whereas Lisandro Martinez won’t play again this calendar year.Kobbie Mainoo had been nearing a return but has suffered a reported setback.Here is your latest update of Man Utd injuries and return dates…CasemiroAn ankle injury picked up on Brazil duty has made Casemiro a doubt for the Sheffield United match, after he came off 11 minutes into his country’s draw with Venezuela.“He asked to come off due to a blow to his ankle,” Brazil boss Fernando Diniz told the media.However, Casemiro was pictured back in training ahead of Tuesday night’s game against Uruguay in Montevideo, raising hopes that his injury has already been overcome.Potential return date: October 21, vs Sheffield UnitedCasemiro at work with Brazil teammate Neymar this week (REUTERS)Luke ShawLeft-back Shaw last played for United on August 19 before being ruled out for approximately ten weeks when diagnosed with a leg muscle injury shortly afterwards.Ten Hag has refused to put a timeframe on his return from injury but the England international has not yet returned to training.Potential return date: November 11, vs Luton or November 26, vs EvertonLuke Shaw remains absent (Getty Images)Raphael VaraneUnited should have Varane back for the weekend after he missed the Brentford win due to a “minor” issue.“He couldn’t make the game, he had a minor issue,” Ten Hag of Varane’s absence. “If it was two or three days later he could have made it but now it was too short.”Potential return date: 21 October, vs Sheffield United(AFP via Getty Images)Lisandro MartinezMartinez has played for the last time in 2023 after undergoing a second operation on his foot.After surgery on a broken metatarsal in the spring, the Argentine defender felt discomfort in September’s games against Brighton and Bayern Munich before a fresh three-month lay-off was confirmed.Potential return date: January 2024Lisandro Martinez is out for three months (AFP via Getty Images)Amad DialloThere are hopes Amad will be back soon after he teased his return on social media last week.Out since pre-season with a knee problem, the young winger said he will be “just a little longer before returning” amid reports of a potential loan move in January.Potential return date: November 2023Kobbie MainooA two-month spell on the sidelines looked to be coming to an end for Mainoo after his return to training earlier this month.However, he missed a behind-closed-doors friendly against Barnsley over the international break due to a reported setback.Potential return date: November 2023Kobbie Mainoo has been suffering with an ankle injury (Manchester United via Getty Imag)Sergio ReguilonUnited may have Reguilon ready to fill in their vacant left-back spot this weekend after he suffered a hamstring injury in late September.It was initially hoped he would return before the international break, but after a further fortnight to recover he is potentially ready to return soon.Potential return date: 21 October, vs Sheffield UnitedSergio Reguilon is a recent addition to United’s squad (Manchester United via Getty Images)Aaron Wan-BissakaUnited confirmed Wan-Bissaka was set for “several weeks” out of action after a hamstring injury suffered against Brighton.A two-month timeframe reported for his recovery points towards a mid-November return.Potential return date: November 26, vs EvertonAaron Wan-Bissaka is a continued absentee (PA)Tyrell MalaciaMalacia’s long-term absence has not been fully explained by the club.There are reports that the Dutch defender will still be out for a number of weeks, given he will have to gradually return after missing pre-season.Potential return date: December 2023

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