Man United transfer problem summed up by Varane after mystery update

By Gabriel Agbonlahor

10th Apr, 2022 | 2:43pm

Raphael Varane sums up everything wrong at Man United after mystery update in last 48 hours - pundit

Raphael Varane moved to Man United for the “wrong reasons”, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed the signing of the 28-year-old sums up everything that is wrong about Man United’s recruitment.

As quoted by the Manchester Evening News last week (4 April), Ralf Rangnick claimed it would take “two or three transfer windows” to transform the club’s fortunes.

Last summer (2021) United signed Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sacncho for a combined fee of over £100million.

Varane has not been able to replicate his Real Madrid form at Old Trafford and Rangnick revealed on Friday (8 April), via club media, that he was going to miss the 1-0 defeat to Everton with a mysery injury.

“Every manager who has come in has said they need two or three windows,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“They’ve needed that for the last seven or eight years. They have had their chance to do that but they’re not doing it properly. They’re bringing in rubbish players who have come in for the wrong reasons.

“For example, Varane has come to England and has been shocked. He’s probably thinking ‘Woah, I’m not used to this at Zaragoza away. Normally it’s a lovely day out with lovely weather and strikers aren’t going to run past me’.

“Now, in the Premier League, he doesn’t know what’s going on. He’s not even a shadow of the player he was at Real Madrid. You can see why Real Madrid were happy to let him go.

“Man United are signing the wrong players who are past their prime. They need to sign players who approaching their prime, not coming towards the end of it.”

In other news, Man United have been told to keep Cristiano Ronaldo away from his teammates after a ‘disruptive’ claim.