Raphael Varane made an important decision that surely caught many on the wrong foot, decided to leave Real Madrid, the club that catapulted him to the elite, filled his personal showcase with trophies and where he became one of the best center-backs in the world. The white offer did not satisfy the world champion and the chosen destination was Manchester United, where his friend Pogba received him with open arms. In addition to him, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, completing a squad that can, and should, opt for everything. About all this he has chatted with the journalist Fred Calenge, from Téléfoot.
Departure from Real Madrid and future: “I needed it, I think it’s a personal feeling. The need for a new challenge, the need to experience other emotions. My tour of Madrid has been exceptional, above all the expectations that had been set. I think I’m going to start a new one adventure. (…) This will lead me not to stay in my comfort zone “.
Welcome to United: “It has been very good, there is a good group. It is young and dynamic. There really is a spirit of camaraderie. I am very happy to be part of that team.”
“J’en avais besoin, je I thought that c’est un ressenti personnel. Besoin d’avoir a nouveau challenge, besoin de vivre d’autres émotions.”
– Téléfoot (@ telefoot_TF1) September 19, 2021
Presentation at Old Trafford: “It was a moment with many emotions, because it was a wonderful welcome and it will be etched in my memory.”
Pogba, key in its integration: “Yes, of course he’s helping me fit in, in his own way, with his good humor, he’s always joking. It’s okay, it’s going well.”
Cristiano Ronaldo: “He is a great professional. He has scored goals his entire career and will continue to do so until he stops playing football. So it’s better to have him on the team than against.”