Rob Dawson of the ESPN was full of praise for Varane, as he spoke on the latest episode of The Debate most recently.
”He [Raphael Varane] is a Rolls-Royce of a centre half,” Dawson began. ”He reads the game so well and never gets flustered or caught out in silly positions. I think he has brought a calming nature to that defence.
”That back five have been outstanding and as long as United keep clean sheets, they will win more games than not, obviously. I think he has been absolutely outstanding and as long as he keeps fit, United will continue to go forward.
”I think he deserves a lot of credit, particularly for his attitude as well. It’s easy to judge a players performances, but we have a World Cup winner, a 4x Champions League winner who has been told at the start of the season that he is not going to start the first two games of the season and that you have to bide your time and work your way back into the team, and he has.”