The French center-half, 28, impressed Male Utd Sunday debut. If the former Real Madrid ace thought his first outing would be easy, Adama Traore had other ideas.
Traore got the top marks in our player ratings for the game, however Varane was not far behind – unlike Jadon Sancho.
Varane was brimming with quality and, with the exception of being beaten by Romain Saiss twice in a corner kick, stood up strong as Man Utd were forced to defend for extended periods.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Early spoke of the ‘intensity’ and pace of the English game as he reflected on his debut at Man Utd.
“I was very, very happy to be here and to help the team achieve this victory,” said Varane (via the Pennsylvania). The feeling is absolutely incredible.
“The Premier League is very intense. The game is very fast and you know that when you play this game you are very focused and it is very intense. I came here for this feeling.
“The atmosphere is fantastic and the game is very fast. You have a lot of action during the game. You have to be focused because it never stops. It’s attack, attack, counter-attack and it’s very fast.
Varane will soon be joined by a familiar face at Man Utd. He spent seven years with Ronaldo at the Bernabeu during a period of remarkable success that earned him four Champions League titles.
Unsurprisingly, Varane is delighted to reconnect with the Portuguese icon.
He said: “I am very happy. He is a legend and all players can learn when you play with him.
“It’s a big help for all the players, for all the young players, and of course he never stops scoring goals so he will help the team. “
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Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani will remain available for Man Utd next month after Uruguay canceled their call-up for the September World Cup qualifiers.
The Premier League announced last week that its clubs would not release players for international assignments that involved travel to countries covered by the UK government’s ‘red list’ coronavirus restrictions.
Uruguay is on this list. This would mean Cavani would be required to self-quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days upon his return to the UK.
However, the Uruguayan federation confirmed on Sunday that Cavani will no longer be called up for the matches against Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. They previously hoped to have the center-forward for these games.
Instead, he will continue to work with Man Utd during the international break. He should therefore be available for selection in their next matches. Their first game after the break is at home against Newcastle on September 11. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his club debut on that date.
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