Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Sports




Premier League

£34m Manchester United Signing Is Performing Far Better Than Results Indicate

With the addition of Raphael Varane to Manchester United's squad this summer, the club made a significant signing.

The France international is a four-time Champions League winner who provides the backline with valuable experience and quality.

So, how's it going so far? Manchester United's defense as a whole isn't doing as well as the coaching staff and fans would like.

United has conceded in each of their previous nine games at Old Trafford, which is the worst defensive home run in 50 years. Varane, on the other hand, has only appeared in three of these.

Varane made his debut against Wolves and kept a clean sheet. United have conceded in each of the six matches that have followed.

This isn't meant to be a criticism of Varane. Not at all. Due to Harry Maguire's injury, United's defense has been disrupted during this time, and he is now forming a new partnership with Victor Lindelof.

There have been razor-thin differences. United have conceded one goal in each of its four league games since the Wolves game. Varane's overall performance is not reflected by small margins for error, like as the farcical goal conceded against Everton.

So, what do the figures say?

Varane has been in excellent form since joining from Real Madrid for £34 million.

Varane has 11 interceptions in the Premier League so far this season, more than Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Paul Pogba combined (both on 10).

Varane is second only to Harry Maguire with 35 clearances (43).

The Frenchman has made six tackles, second only to Luke Shaw among defenders (7).

Varane is second only to Wan-Bissaka with 11 successful blocks (16).

He's also won 15 aerial duels, second only to Harry Maguire in the team (18).

Individual efforts outperform group efforts.

Varane, on the other hand, isn't doing anything wrong. When he plays, he appears composed in possession and has not been responsible for any of United's goals.

The Frenchman is adjusting to the Premier League's intensity and doing well, The team's defensive results don't reflect Varane's performance, but that should alter as the season goes.

It should be emphasized that United's results could have been a lot worse without Varane during this rocky start to the season.

Varane's efforts should inspire United for the time being, and if Harry Maguire returns alongside him, the backline should start to improve.

Content created and supplied by: Adenijisports (via Opera News )

Champions League France Manchester United Old Trafford Wolves


Load app to read more comments