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Man Utd have been dealt a huge blow after confirming defender Raphael Varane will face a month on the sidelines.

The French centre-back was forced off in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against Atalanta, with the club stating he has picked up a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane reportedly REJECTED the Newcastle job to wait and see what plays out at United.

The Geordies are still on the lookout for Steve Bruce’s successor, with Graeme Jones in temporary charge.

According to Spanish website El Espanol, the Saudi billionaires had their eyes on Zidane before approaching Unai Emery, who has also knocked them back.

But the former Real Madrid gaffer ‘is currently comfortable and waiting for situations such as Manchester United and the French team to be clarified’.

In other news, prospect Tahith Chong faces five-months out injured following groin surgery and will return from his loan with Birmingham.

United confirmed Chong’s recall in a statement, which will come as a blow to the young man, as well as Birmingham City and Manchester United fans.

The statement read: “Tahith has undergone surgery to repair a ruptured thigh tendon, the operation went well, and he will return to Manchester United to complete an expected four to five-month rehabilitation.”

The 21-year-old winger was a regular name on Lee Bowyer’s team sheet at Birmingham, making 13 league appearances during his spell at the club.

And finally, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that Jadon Sancho will become a star at the club in future.

He said: “Jadon will come good. He has a great work-rate and attitude, he was really sharp when he came on, the first header he cleared for us and he was sharp on the ball.

“So they’ll all have a big role to play and he’ll have many, many years as a good player here.”

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