‘I have to improve’- Varane issues promise over new challenge

Date published: Saturday 9th October 2021 12:07 - Dan Butterfield

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has promised to learn the language better but insists the whole experience of moving to England is exciting.

Varane joined United in the summer after a long and successful period in Spain with Real Madrid and has immediately slotted in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preferred line-up.

After such a long period in a different league, in which he won three La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies, it would be forgiven if it took a few games for Varane to get up to speed.


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Although the Red Devils are yet to start firing this season, winning just two of their last six games, the French international has been a mainstay alongside Harry Maguire in the centre of defence.

Speaking to Premier League World (via Manchester Evening News),the 28-year-old spoke about how he has adapted to the Premier League.

“It’s a new challenge for me; it is a different competition and a different mentality. All of it is new for me and I enjoy it every day, so this experience is exciting.

“I think it is different football. The rhythm is very different and you repeat a lot of those rhythms. It is different. You have to be ready because it is intense.

“It is faster, you have more goals and the intensity is very high. You have to be ready for every game.

“It’s big to be about the project, about the ambition of this team, this club, and how we can work together and improve.”

Varane also admitted that his ability to speak the English language is a particular area he hopes to improve.

“You know I have to connect with my team-mates, the fans and the country where I am – that is important to me.

“I think this part of my experience to come here to learn and improve. I will speak better and I have to improve. I am still learning.

“Maybe I can do better. I just want to help the team, do my best and improve who I am on the pitch. I just want to do my best, that is my objective and my mentality.”

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