VIDEO: Raphael Varane Unveiled as Manchester United Player in Season Opener vs Leeds United

Published 08/14/2021, 8:31 AM EDT


Manchester United have been one of the busiest teams in the transfer window this season. After having yet another trophy-less season, the Red Devils have added two big names in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane for the 2021-22 season.

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While Sancho adds to the pulsating United attack, Varane is a much needed addition to the Red Devils’ defense. But unlike Sancho, the Premier League giants hadn’t announced the official signing of the Frenchman.

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Raphael Varane finally unveiled as a Manchester United player

The 2021-22 Premier League season is finally underway. United also begin their campaign today as they face off against longtime rivals Leeds United in the season opener. But ahead of the match, United fans started off their day on a great note.

Weeks after agreeing to a deal with the Spanish giants Real Madrid, United finally unveiled the World Cup winner Varane as an official Red Devil. This is certainly incredible news for United fans all around the world.

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After adding a dynamic winger in Sancho to their ranks, Varane might be the most crucial signing for the Red Devils this season. While they were a solid defensive side last season, their defense of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof did show some frailties against quality opposition.

Especially the Swedish center back had some moments to forget last season. But Varane can be the perfect addition to the side. Given the experience he has along with his elite defensive skills at the highest level, Varane can form a dominant partnership with the Englishman.

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Another big positive with the Frenchman’s signing will be the fee involved in his transfer. Bringing him in on a mere £41 million, Varane is still in the prime of his career and can potentially be a game changer for the Red Devils.

If the 6’3″ center back can continue his phenomenal form, he can prove to be the bargain of the season. United have made some intelligent signings in Varane and Sancho. In the ever-increasing competition of the Premier League, quality signings can make a huge difference and United are certainly headed towards the right direction with their additions. How impactful will Varane be for United?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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