Manchester United have been linked with Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane in recent months in a view to strengthen up their defence when the transfer window reopens in summer, according to The Express.
The French international is considered as one of the most promising defenders in Europe, who showed his stunning display in the Champions League Quarterfinal against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
He impressed many with his ridiculous speed during the first half when he surged past a couple of Atletico players in box-to-box run, showing that he’s got outrageous pace for a centre-back.
— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) April 14, 2015
Rafael Varane must be the quickest player on the planet #rapid
— Adam Matthews (@Adam2Matthews) April 14, 2015
Raphael Varane's 40 metre sprint time is 1.3 seconds. Faster than Bellerin & Bolt. True story
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) April 14, 2015
Varane - looks about right. pic.twitter.com/5cL3Ysk2oc
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) April 14, 2015
There is no doubt that Varane is capable of bring pace and superb anticipation to the defence with real confidence, as the 21-year-old showed at the Vicente Calderon.
Here’s how the Red Devils fans reacted to his display:
Varane & Smalling are the best CBs in world football atm, would be unreal to see them link up either for us or at Madrid.
— ️ (@VanGaalEra) April 14, 2015
— Darren Nightingale (@daz24021977) April 14, 2015
We need to sign Varane for Man United #mufc
— Hassan Javed (@HassanJ_92) April 14, 2015
— Scott (@scott_rae) April 14, 2015
— Nana Yaw Adjei Darko (@Ajohnbs_mufc) April 14, 2015
Think I’d cry if #mufc signed Varane or Griezmann
— Liam Bushby (@LiamJB92) April 14, 2015
Rafael Varane is already one of the best defenders in world football and he’s only 21 years of age.. His price tag must be through the roof. — TheReds (@Mufc_The_Reds) April 14, 2015
Varane with a Smalling-esque burst — Ozair (@ozair7) April 14, 2015
Iv always been impressed by Varane a really good, strong, mobile CB… Better option than hummels??? #MUFC
— YoItzSaffy (@Thaffy1) April 14, 2015
— Pinda Mann (@Pinda_Mann) April 14, 2015
Buy Varane #Mufc
— Prashanth Karkera (@Pra5hantKarkera) April 14, 2015
Varane is an impressive defender wouldn’t mind him at United!! #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtds_News) April 14, 2015
Everytime I watch Varane he looks pretty decent. Only 21!! Sign him up #MUFC
— Kyle Maynard (@kyle1maynard) April 14, 2015
— duke of kitaleshire (@Nimrodchege) April 14, 2015
— Charles (@Charles_Hatha27) April 14, 2015