Raphael varane, Manchester United center-back, gave an interview to Norwegian television TV2 in which he recalled how the Red Devils already tried to sign him when he was a promising youngster from RC Lens. The Frenchman remembers that the idea appealed to him … until Real Madrid entered.
“It is true that my family and I met Sir Alex Ferguson and it was a fantastic experience for me. But nothing ever happened and in the end Real Madrid entered ... You already know the rest of the story. I had a great time in Madrid and I think maybe it was my destiny to go there. I am happy to have spent ten wonderful years there. Now I live a new adventure here, and I am very happy that it has also been like that, “he says.
Varane also reviewed one of Old Trafford's hot topics, the continuity of Paul Pogba. “Of course it is his decision, but I hope he stays here for a long time. He is a fantastic player, so I certainly hope he stays,” says the Frenchman. Both teammates spoke before the former Real Madrid player signed for United. “I did not have to convince myself that I should travel here, but we talked about the club to know what it is like to be here every day. It was important for me to listen to their opinions about the club, the team and their ambitions,” he explained.
These are the rest of his statements:
Solskjaer's talk before signing: “He told me about the club's plans and the team's ambitions. He also spoke about his experience as a Manchester United player, and how it was going to be for me considering what the team wants to achieve. The talk was a lot about those moments of joy afterward. to win something, and he spoke for a long time about the abilities of this team and what we must do to win titles. “
Solskjaer's attitude: “He always tries to talk to the players so they know how we feel after games and tell us where we can improve. Communication is good.”
Cristiano Ronaldo: “He is an exceptional footballer and I am very happy that he came here. It is good to have him in the locker room. Despite his age, he is better than ever and due to his work ethic and competitive instinct, I still think he has many. years ahead. It's great to have him in the team, because you know he will score a lot of goals, so it's better to have him with you than against you. “
United's ability to win: “I honestly think there are enough qualities and skills in this group to fight at the top, both in Europe and in England. For us, it's about creating a collective chemistry and strength, that's what you need. But here is it. all the potential in the world and we have everything it takes to win “