Man United unveil Raphaël Varane in Old Trafford

Man United unveil Raphaël Varane in Old Trafford
Raphael Varane

Manchester United have completed the signing of French international, Raphael Varane, from Real Madrid on a four-year deal until June 2025.

The 28-year-old was unveiled live in front of the home crowd on Saturday before the kick-off of United's opening game of the season against Leeds United at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman takes up the number 19 jersey and would be in line for United's second game of the season away to Southampton next week.

Raphaël Varane said: "Manchester United is one of the most iconic clubs in world football and the chance to come here and play in the Premier League is something I couldn't turn down.

"There is a lot more that I want to achieve in my career and I know I'm joining a squad full of great players who will all have the same determination to win matches and trophies. Having spoken to the manager I can see how much progress has been made over the last few seasons and I now join a group ready to play at the highest level.

"I want to make an impact here and I will give everything to become part of this club's illustrious history."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "I'm absolutely delighted that we have managed to secure one of the best defenders in the world over the last 10 years. Raphaël is a proven winner who we have tracked over a long period of time and we know just how much of a dedicated professional he is.
"We have great depth of international defenders and he will add his immense skill set and leadership to that group. He is a unique defender with a rare combination of top-level attributes that I know will rub off on our younger players.

"He has won everything there is to win but I know that he is still determined to succeed, I can't wait to welcome him into the squad."