“Sir Alex Was Very Close to Signing Him”- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Reflects on Raphael Varane Joining Manchester United

Published 07/30/2021, 12:56 PM EDT


Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world and also has the biggest fanbase. That particular fanbase will be very happy right now as the club is finally coming back to the heights they are supposed to be reaching in terms of their transfer targets, Raphael Varane being key.

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The English club has signed young English winger Jadon Sancho in a big-money move that they were planning for over a year and have followed it up with the transfer of 28-year-old Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, who is one of the best center-backs in the world.

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United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, talked about the signing of Varane in an interview with Sky Sports. “Of course, very happy that we’ve managed to get a deal with Real Madrid.

“The medical should hopefully be OK, and he’s a proven winner. He’s a player we’ve followed for many, many years,” Ole said.

He also talked about United’s interest in Varane when he was just 18, and Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of the club. The Norwegian showed his happiness with the club’s transfer business and talked up Varane’s personality.

I know Sir Alex (Ferguson) was very, very close to signing him, so this time around, we’ve got him at the other end of his career.

“He’s proved over his whole career what a good person he is, first of all, professional, and he’s won what there is to win. I’m very happy getting both our players in,” he said.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy with the board after the signings of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho

He also talked about the great support the club has shown in him. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to win a trophy with the club, but the squad has significantly improved over the years.

“First of all, the club shows ambition with one of the most exciting young forwards in world football and one of the most respected center-backs in the world and one of the most winning center-backs in the world,” he said.

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He is certainly right about Varane’s credentials as the French world cup winner has proven himself on the biggest stage ever. United fans would love to see what he would bring to the club.

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The club has never had a better squad since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, and they’ll love to turn this into a trophy or two.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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