Varanne leaves on injury and in tears during Chelsea-Manchester United

French international defender Raphaël Varanne was injured during the match between Chelsea and Manchester United on Saturday, for the 12th day of the Premier League, before leaving the field walking but in tears, three weeks before the World Cup in Qatar.

After attempting to intercept a through pass to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shortly before the hour mark, the player’s foot appeared to slam into the ground and he slumped forward, standing for a long time face to the ground and apparently already aware of the seriousness of his injury, before the intervention of the healers.