Why Varane will not manage to play at Man Utd?

Why Varane will not manage to play at Man Utd?

Rafael Varane has officially become a Manchester United player, but the former England defender is uncertain about the success of the ex-Real Madrid player.

On Tuesday, it became officially known that Rafael Varane moved to English Manchester United. The transfer cost the Red Devils about 50 million euros, and the contract was signed until the summer of 2025.

But will this period be successful for the French defensive player? This question was answered by former England defender Danny Mills, who played for the Three Lions at the beginning of the 2000s,

“In Spain, you play six challenging matches per season, aside from the Champions League and in the Premier League you have to do it every week.

When you talk to players who have moved to a Premier League club from a foreign league, they always talk about intensity. Playing with teams from the bottom of the table, you still have to give all the best for 90 minutes. Every week. There are no easy matches here, Varane will need to get used to it.”

It's a good transfer, but I'm not 100% sure that Varane will come and act brilliantly like Virgil van Dijk or Ruben Dias,” Mills said.

These words of Mills inspire confidence. Van Dijk showed brilliant performance in Southampton before moving to Liverpool, playing against top clubs almost every round. The same goes for Harry Maguire. With Ruben Dias, the situation was different, Manchester City took a chance and won. But what will happen to Varane?

One needs to make a note here. Varane comes to the role of the leading defender paired with Maguire. The Englishman is more experienced and therefore it will be easier for the Frenchman to adjust, knowing that he is being played by the giant of modern English football on the defensive. This gives the Frenchman an option for maneuver in terms of adaptation and confidence at first at Manchester United.

It seems to me that Varane will be able to overcome these problems with the new championship and the intensity just at the expense of partners who will not leave him in trouble. In addition, United have enough of his compatriots in the roster, while Pogba has not yet left for Paris. Now there is clearly no need to fear for Raphael and time will tell how ready he is for such a challenge.