Raphael Varane has been ruled out for a few weeks after suffering a groin injury on international duty with France.

The Manchester United defender had to be taken off in the first-half of France’s Nations League final win over Spain. France went on to win the game 2-1.

It represents a blow for the Old Trafford side, who brought Varane to the club in the summer.

A United statement said: “Raphael Varane sustained a groin muscle injury in the UEFA Nations League final and has commenced rehabilitation at the club.

“He will be out for a few weeks.”

Varane will miss this weekend’s trip to Leicester City and would be a doubt for the coming game against Atalanta in the Champions League.

The 28-year-old moved to United from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. United paid £34 million for the centre-back.

Varane has made five Premier League appearances for United since his debut against Wolves on August 29, 2021.