Sol Campbell believes Raphael Varane would be an ideal signing for Manchester United following his Euro 2020 man of the match game.
Varane was a brick wall in France’s defense as he helped them secure a 1-0 victory over Germany in Munich, his performance earning him talkSPORT’s Man of the Match award.
The 28-year-old was part of the France team that won the World Cup in 2018 and also enjoyed huge success during his ten years at Real Madrid.
However, his future at the Bernabeu is uncertain, Varane set to enter the final year of his contract and Real Madrid are in financial trouble.
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A move to Old Trafford has been hinted at in the past and former England and Arsenal defender Campbell believes the Red Devils would be wise to go out of their way to get Varane.
“Varane is really good. There are screams of him going to Manchester United because it’s not clear what’s going on at Real Madrid, ”Campbell told talkSPORT.
“If they get it, it’s a great buy. He’s fast, he can play football, he’s been there and he’s done it, he knows how to get through big games.
“He knows what it means to play for big clubs. If he can handle Real Madrid, he can handle Man United.
Varane would join his Blues teammate Paul Pogba, who himself put in a fine performance against the Germans, although he appears to have been bitten by Antonio Rudiger in the first half.
Pogba’s inability to consistently show Man United the same form he does for France is frustrating for Red Devils fans, but John Barnes has his theory as to why the midfielder is more effective for his country.
“Paul Pogba has always played better for France than for Manchester United because he has a different attitude when playing for his country,” Barnes told Bonus Code Bets.
“He’s a lot more respectful of the France team and his teammates, in terms of not seeing himself as the superstar, the most important person. While when he plays for Manchester United there are times when he wants to dominate the whole situation, and he doesn’t for France.
“It has been the case for a few years, including when they won the World Cup in 2018. He does a much better performance, much more professional, committed, determined, humble for France.
“For United, maybe because of his price and because he feels like a superstar because he cost £ 86million, he tries too hard to do special things.”
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