A new report claims that Raphael Varane has criticised Manchester United stars for not working hard enough. This follows comments made by the Frenchman, who is under contract until 2024. In the same piece, Varane also criticises Paul Pogba for his lack of work rate, as well as his recent statement that he thinks United made a mistake in letting him leave. While the Frenchman’s future at the club is uncertain, there are many reasons for why Manchester United need to get more work done.
Raphael Varane criticises Manchester United players for lack of work rate
French striker Raphael Varane has criticised his team-mates for a lack of work rate this season, and the manager has a point. The Frenchman was signed from Real Madrid for a reported PS34 million, and has struggled to find consistency since arriving at Old Trafford. However, he believes that the player’s lack of work rate is partially his fault. He believes that Varane was helped by his time at Real Madrid, where he worked with Sergio Ramos. Raphae has made 18 Premier League appearances so far, and has played five times in the Champions League.
The Frenchman has criticised his teammates’ lack of work rate in a series of comments in recent days. The Frenchman is no stranger to criticism of his teammates. He has been critical of the team’s lack of work rate for weeks, and in one case, even compared himself to the players’ work rate at Real Madrid. This sparked a frank exchange between Varane and United manager Erik ten Hag, in which Varane was quick to condemn his teammates for their lack of effort. However, he said that he wasn’t getting carried away with the positives and he would not “get carried away” with the game in Bangkok.
Paul Pogba wants to prove that Manchester United made a mistake by letting him leave
In a new documentary for Amazon Prime, French playmaker Paul Pogba says the Premier League giants made a mistake by allowing him to leave. The Frenchman joined United for PS89 million from Juventus in August 2016, but has only featured in five Premier League games. In the documentary, Pogba makes it clear that he is desperate to prove to Man United that they made a mistake by letting him leave.
After all, he’s the only player on the team who has played less than 55 per cent of Premier League games in the past three years. That’s the equivalent of not having a defined role at Old Trafford, but the cynics will point out that Pogba has never had a problem scoring goals, and his recent run of form is testament to that fact.
The Frenchman is determined to prove Manchester United made a mistake by leaving him and is hoping to rekindle his career at Juventus. After all, his time at Juventus was one of his best. He scored 39 goals and assisted 51 others, but hasn’t managed to win the hearts of the fans in the United camp. However, his time with Juventus was not without its challenges.
Raphael Varane says Man Utd are better with Pogba
After revealing that he has never rated Paul Pogba, France international Raphael Varane has hit back at his former teammate. Varane has previously said that Manchester United would lose a “key player” if Pogba left the club. But Varane believes the Frenchman will improve the team if he is included in the first team.
After the Frenchman had a disappointing first season at Manchester United, he has since spoken out to praise the Frenchman. After spending 10 years at Real Madrid, he won five Champions Leagues and was touted as a brilliant defensive addition. Unfortunately, his injury-plagued season limited him to just 22 Premier League appearances and he was dragged down by the rest of the team.
The Frenchman has a point. Pogba’s arrival has not improved the club’s performance. Whether he is playing in midfield or as a pivot, the Frenchman has not been consistent for United. But if you have watched his games this season, you’ll know he is not. Just think about it. If you’re a fan, you know how hard it is to be satisfied with Paul Pogba’s performances.
Anthony Martial’s contract runs out in 2024
With several players set to leave the club in the summer transfer window, Anthony Martial’s future looks increasingly uncertain. His current contract with Manchester United expires in 2023, while his loan deal at Sevilla is set to expire in the summer of 2019. Nevertheless, Manchester United are open to bringing in new faces. Here’s what the club must do to ensure Martial stays at the club.
Martial joined Manchester United in 2015 for EUR49 million, and his deal was accompanied by an option to earn up to EUR10 million from Monaco. Last season, Martial was not in the best form and was out of favour with Jose Mourinho. Although he managed to score one goal in 12 appearances, he failed to convince the Portuguese coach to sign him permanently. This year, however, Martial has been in superb form and has impressed Louis van Gaal and the fans alike.
If Martial stays, Manchester United are prepared to pay PS25 million. If he leaves, the Frenchman will take home PS25 million. But he may not be happy with his contract. The Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United and has only managed one Premier League goal under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The interim manager Ralf Rangnick then frozen him out. If he remains, Erik ten Hag may wish to get something out of the Frenchman.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Man Utd
According to the latest reports, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United. The Portuguese international has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford due to his desire to play Champions League football. Ronaldo has won the Champions League in 19 consecutive seasons, but United did not qualify for this competition in 2021 after finishing sixth in the Premier League. But there is a deeper reason for the Portuguese star’s desire to play in the Champions League.
The Portuguese forward has reportedly asked Manchester United to allow him to leave if a’satisfactory offer’ is received. Ronaldo has one year left on his contract at United, and he has the option to opt out of it. This means he will not have to play for Manchester United again in the Champions League. However, there are many other clubs who are interested in signing the striker.
Hannibal Mejbri set for loan move to Championship
The young Tunisian is expected to complete a loan move to the Championship in the next few weeks. After impressing at youth level for Manchester United, Hannibal Mejbri has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Mejbri has impressed on trial with the Red Devils and was a key player in the Tunisian side’s pre-season tour of England. He has since been regarded highly by fans and coaches alike, and is expected to leave the club on loan. The talented youngster has made a memorable debut against Liverpool at Anfield.
The defender will still be involved in Leicester City’s Under-23 side, but could be considered for a first-team debut if he impresses the interim manager. The move comes as a surprise to fans as Mejbri only turned professional in January, despite his excellent performances for the French national team. However, sources at Leicester City have praised the maturity of Mejbri and his ability to deal with rough treatment from opponents.
Ten Hag could be drafted in to make way for new signings
Erik ten Hag could make his Manchester United debut if he is drafted in to replace an injured midfielder. Manchester United are battling with a number of free agents and need to fill at least ten holes before pre-season begins. There are also a number of contract expirations, with the likes of Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, and Edinson Cavani all coming to an end of their current contracts. Several loaned players could also return to the club, with some departing.
While the club have a wealth of transfer targets, a number of former players are in demand at Manchester United. Ajax left defender Jurrien Timber is on the United manager’s wishlist, as is Pau Torres, and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong. Ten Hag will be looking to bring in players who can entertain fans while working hard. Ten Hag is likely to favour players he has previously worked with in the past.
Despite the recent rumours linking Manchester United with Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Varane insists the team won’t be any worse off without the Frenchman. The former Real Madrid midfielder has failed to impress since arriving at Old Trafford in August. He has failed to improve the defence, conceding 57 goals in 38 games. Despite his poor defensive record at United, Varane has started the club’s first pre-season game since arriving at Old Trafford and has started the 4-0 win over Liverpool. The team has also won two friendly matches and are aiming to keep Varane at the back.
The Portuguese has repeatedly requested to leave the club and join a Champions League club. However, his lack of commitment has been questioned by many. Varane has refused to comment on the future of the star, but has hit out at the criticisms of his performance. The Spaniard scored 24 goals last season for Manchester United, but his lacklustre form has led to a huge backlash from fans.