On his return to the Manchester United team after the international break, French centre-back Raphaël Varane has set high ambitions for Erik Ten Hag’s side as the Premier League returns this weekend with a Manchester derby, as transcribed by L’Équipe.
“The rivalry is mainly from the supporters, it’s important for them and we respect that. We want to make them happy, so we want to fight and win against teams like City and Liverpool. You have to feel what the fans want from you and what they want. It’s very important.”
France boss Didier Deschamps passed his judgment on French central defender Raphaël Varane’s first season with Manchester United last week:
“He has not been at his best but is his club at its best? It is not the happiest period. But aside from that, Raphaël, he has such a story with us. He has sufficiently demonstrated on what he is capable of doing too. Up to him to turn the recent trend around.”