Varane a ‘top, top transfer’ for Man Utd as Evra compares signing to Ferdinand

PATRICE EVRA believes Raphael Varane is a ‘top, top signingfor Manchester United.

And he also reckons the central defender is like his old Red Devils team-mate Rio Ferdinand.

Raphael Varane is set to join Man United

Raphael Varane is set to join Man UnitedCrédito: PA
Patrice Evra reckons that Varane will be a great acquisition for his old team

Patrice Evra reckons that Varane will be a great acquisition for his old teamCrédito: Getty

Evra, 40, played alongside Cedo for France between 2013 e 2016 and the new £34m Homens Unidos signing left an extremely positive impression.

Speaking to The Athletic, Evra said: “Varane reminds me of Rio Ferdinand.

Great with the ball, great in the air. He’s the complete centre-back.

I remember his first game with the French national team and I was so impressed.

He was so young yet so good with the ball, so fast and his anticipation was perfect.

He’s calm with the ball and he can score too.

It’s a top, top signing for Manchester United.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also excited to work with ‘proven winner Cedo – quem said his goodbyes at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training complex yesterday.

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The Norwegian, 49, disse: “Claro, I’m very happy that we’ve managed to get a deal with Real Madridhe’s a proven winner and a player we have followed for many years.

I know Sir Alex came close to signing him so this time we’ve got him at the other end of his career.

He’s proved over his whole career what a good person and professional he isand he’s won what there is to win.

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Raphael Varane gets the better of Evra during a Champions League tie in 2013

Raphael Varane gets the better of Evra during a Champions League tie in 2013Crédito: AFP

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