In Manchester they keep smiling after achieving the signing of Raphael Varane, the icing on the cake that completes an elite defense and a team destined for high levels again, along with the incorporation of Jadon Sancho. It was not an easy operation, the talks spanned over a year, but now The Athletic provides a new name that was key in the final crystallization: Paul Pogba.
The French midfielder played an indisputable role for convince the ex-Madridista that Old Trafford was the ideal destination to take a new step in your career. Although he has a sometimes controversial personality, the British newspaper makes clear the importance of Paul in the dressing room, both in United and in that of Les Bleus, and this has been one more weight in the balance of Varane at the time of deciding. Fans of Red Devils they must, therefore, thank ‘agent Pogba’ for his work in the shadows.
To contextualize that ‘other Pogba’, The Athletic recalls the famous speech he gave to his teammates in the moments leading up to the 2018 World Cup final, which ended with Deschamps’s men lifting the trophy. A) Yes, they note that Varane “spoke at length with Pogba before finalizing his transfer to Manchester United last week”. In addition, Rapha highlights “the strength of character, his determination and the ability to convey this to the whole group. People listen to him and respect him.”
The casual image of the player may give signals contrary to what Varane himself had, but it is clear that Pogba has the soul of a leader. “When he speaks or leads, the rest listen”said Presnel Kimpembe, Varane’s rear partner in France. Patrick Vieira also holds the one from Lagny-sur-Marne in high regard: “A leader must have a certain intelligence. He manages to unite them all. Paul has that inside”. Thus, one of the biggest concerns of the United present is to convince him to renew. If they do not succeed, PSG, the highest bidder, will take, in addition to the player we all know, a leader. Although now the mancuniano set has Varane as a decisive factor in favor …