Harry Maguire outlines what Raphael Varane can bring to Manchester United
Man United unveil Varane
Manchester United kicked off their Premier League season on Saturday afternoon vs Leeds United.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. could not have asked for a better start, putting a staggering five goals past their bitter rivals to secure a big three points.
Ahead of kick-off at Old Trafford, Man United unveiled their second signing of the summer.
Jadon Sancho was on the bench for United vs Leeds, whilst former Real Madrid man Raphael Varane was unveiled in front of a packed crowd:
Welcome to Manchester, @RaphaelVarane 🙌🔴#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 14, 2021
Varane, 28, is believed to have set Man United back an initial £34m:
🚨 Man Utd finalising signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. Agreements in place with 28yo & #RMFC. Price £35m + add-ons but Real to pay La Liga solidarity so cost to #MUFC £34m + add-ons. Deal 4yr + 1. Medical unclear due to quarantine @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/KL0xNMQcid
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 26, 2021
Maguire on Varane
Varane, after signing, is likely set to become a regular partner for Harry Maguire.
The Englishman has largely been deployed alongside Victor Lindelof since he signed from Leicester. But it is quite clear that Varane represents a significant upgrade on the Swede.
Now, Maguire has been speaking about Varane, offering his thoughts on what the Frenchman will bring to the Manchester outfit.
And Maguire is of the opinion that the World Cup and Champions League winner is set to bring a winning mentality and his footballing ability to United:
“You’ve seen what he’s won over his career. He’s played in some of the top teams about – the French squad and Real Madrid – and he’s won absolutely everything.
“I think he’ll bring that winning mentality and his footballing ability to the club. To bring in players of his calibre is really, really exciting.”
“It boosts our defensive options,” Maguire said. “We’ve got an amazing number of centre-backs now, all internationals who are all proven in the Premier League.”
Quotes via The Guardian.
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