Erik ten Hag reveals reluctance to play Raphael Varane alongside Harry Maguire

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has voiced concerns over the centre-back pairing of Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire.

Varane was surprisingly benched for the 4-3 defeat to Copenhagen in favour of Jonny Evans, who started alongside a resurgent Maguire before being forced off through injury early in the game.

With United confirming Evans will miss the “next few weeks” with a thigh strain, the centre-back joins Lisandro Martinez on the treatment table and further limits Ten Hag’s options in defence, where left-backs Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia are also sidelined.

While Varane and Maguire…


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