Varane discuss return to form at Man Utd

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has explained how he is back in form after a difficult start to life at Old Trafford.

Raphael Varane suffered a disappointing debut campaign with the Red Devils after his move from Real Madrid in summer 2021. Varane has been at his best  in the early weeks of the season alongside new signing Lisandro Martinez in the heart of the Manchester United defense and has explained why he is certain his situation at the club has improved.

He further said, “I had a complete pre-season, I improved on my physical level and I continue, I feel better and it shows on the ground,” he said. “At the beginning of the season, we had to battle on the pitch, we had to continue like that.”

The France international seems to be living up to his £40m price tag and has looked re-energize under the new boss Erik ten Hag. The Frenchman and Martinez have built a strong partnership which has played a key role in the team’s recent upturn in form and forced captain Harry Maguire onto the bench at Old Trafford.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Raphael Varane of Manchester United celebrates scoring their side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford on May 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 22: Raphael Varane of Manchester United celebrates after victory in the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on August 22, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester United have won their last four Premier League matches, after having lost their first two this season. They are only the third side in the league’s history to manage this run, after Tottenham in 2011-12 and Arsenal in 2018-19.

The defender will be back to Premier League action with Manchester United on Sunday in the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.

 

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