France Raphael Varane said Paul Pogba helped him to decide on signing for Manchester United
|Raphael Varane was unveiled ahead of Manchester United's 5-1 annihilation of Leeds United on the opening day. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Raphael Varane joined Manchester United from Real Madrid and he is very much ready to swing into action, here's his first thought at his very first United presser.
Raphael Varane on signing with United: "There had been a lot of rumors and a lot of people speaking about me and Manchester United since 2011, when Sir Alex Ferguson came to my mother’s house."
Varane: "When it was real, that was when I spoke with my club, and I felt it was a real opportunity to play in the Premier League for Manchester United."
Varane on United players he looked up to: "Of course, Vidic and Ferdinand were legends. I remember players like Cristiano, Giggs and Beckham also. They are legends and I’m very proud to be part of this family."
Varane on our defenders: "I think they are very good players and I’m very happy to be a new player in this team because there is a lot of talent. When you don’t win a trophy and you lost in a final then the next time you are more motivated and you want to win more than ever."
Varane on his leadership: "I think I’m very calm and, with my experience, I know when to shout when it’s necessary for the team."
Varane: "We have to fight together and it’s important for me to be comfortable with my team-mates and with the coach. It’s important for me, for my life and for my professional life as well."
Varane on language barriers; "It’s difficult for me to do this interview in English, but I have to try! I think it’s very important to be close to the fans because we have the same objective"
Varane on Pogba: "I think Paul is very positive and he has a very good energy; he motivates players in the dressing room and on the pitch with his energy."
Varane: "I’ve known him [Paul Pogba] for a very long time, we started together with the French national team and he’s a great player. I think he’s ambitious and me too, so we are ready to work hard and to do all we can to win trophies."