Raphael Varane puts in world class performance against Atletico Madrid – Man United News And Transfer News

Raphael Varane returned to the center of Manchester United’s defence for tonight’s Champions League conflict with Atletico Madrid and helped his facet to a invaluable draw.

Earlier than the sport there was a whole lot of hypothesis as as to if supervisor Ralf Rangnick would recall Varane, who has gained the event 4 instances with Actual Madrid, to the beginning line-up and if that’s the case, who of Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire would make approach.

Ultimately Rangnick stunned everybody by choosing all three, with Lindelof taking part in without any consideration again when in possession and pushing again inside when defending.

And though the experiment appeared to have backfired after Atleti took the lead within the seventh minute, Varane and his teammates didn’t concede once more.

The truth is, the Rojiblancos didn’t register one other shot heading in the right direction all through the remainder of the sport.

Varane’s statistics backed up his significance to the essential draw.

The Frenchman gained 100% of his aerial duels and 75% of all his duels.

He registered a powerful 87% move accuracy and accomplished 7 out of 10 lengthy passes.

Varane additionally made 5 clearances, 5 recoveries, one block and one interception.

The query now for Rangnick going ahead is who must be his beginning centre-back pairing.

Lindelof was subbed within the recreation however was taking part in out of place. Maguire made errors together with being overwhelmed to the ball and outjumped by the diminutive João Felix for the Atletico objective.

Nonetheless, Maguire is the membership captain and traditional alternative within the left hand centre-back function.


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