Raphael Varane was taken off at half-time of the weekend clash with BrentfordRaphael Varane was taken off at half-time of the weekend clash with Brentford
Raphael Varane was taken off at half-time of the weekend clash with Brentford

Varane, Lindelof, Garnacho - Manchester United injury news and return dates ahead of Chelsea fixture - gallery

The latest Man Utd injury news and possible returns dates ahead of the Premier League fixture with Chelsea

Manchester United will need a serious improvement when they travel to face Chelsea in the Premier League fixture this Thursday night.

Erik ten Hag's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were dealt a major blow after United's dreadful display against Brentford last weekend, a result made even worse by the fact that Tottenham and Aston Villa had both won earlier in the day.

United will need to ensure they are a lot better at the back against a Chelsea side who are just as bad in front of goal, in what looks set to be a captivating and possibly chaotic encounter at Stamford Bridge later this week.

There are also a number of fitness concerns ahead of the match after Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof were both taken off during the 1-1 draw with Brentford. There was also a question of Alejandro Garnacho's availability after he walked straight down the tunnel after he had been substituted.

Here is all the latest injury news ahead of the match...

United will need to ensure they are a lot better at the back against a Chelsea side who are just as bad in front of goal, in what looks set to be a captivating and possibly chaotic encounter at Stamford Bridge later this week.