Manchester United centre-back, Raphael Varane, failed to shine in his debut season, 2021-2022. Man United legend Rio Ferdinand explains what happened to Varane.
As is known, Varane is expected to strengthen Man United’s defense when he was bought from Real Madrid in the 2022 summer transfer market. However, the appearance of the French passport player was below expectations.
As is known, Varane played 29 times last season. Despite contributing one goal and one assist, the 29-year-old failed to strengthen the Red Devils defense.
Ferdinand rate, Varane difficulty adapting at Man United. According to him, Varane does not have an absolute guide to being able to perform optimally at Old Trafford.
“He went from one team, the awards there (Real Madrid) tell you, that it is a team that functions at the top level, all the players play to the maximum, consistently,” Ferdinand said. 2022).
“And getting into an absolute reverse situation with a team that has no functionality, no confidence, no guidance and no structure for where they are going.”
Ferdinand said Varane was quite surprised to see the cultural differences between Man United and Real Madrid. Even so, Ferdinand is still quite confident, Varane can return to his best form.
“He got into the alien scenario as he went, ‘I haven’t seen this since youth football’. To go from world class operations, culture and standards on a daily basis to what is at Manchester United is a very big change,” he continued.
“He’s not the player we expected (last season), he’ll tell you that, he’s not. can tell you anything. He would say ‘I have to level up next year. I need help,” concluded the former Man United centre-back.