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Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire agrees with Victor Lindelof’s verdict on new signing Raphael Varane as they both fight to partner the former Real Madrid star at the heart of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s defence.
Varane made the £41million move to Old Trafford this summer and was unveiled before their home Premier League victory over Leeds.
The Frenchman made his debut against Wolves last month and set up Mason Greenwood for the only goal of the game.
United have been crying out for a solid defensive duo ever since Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic’s partnership came to an end.
And Varane has made a clear first impression on his fellow defenders, especially Maguire.
“Obviously it’s really exciting to get him at the club and to work alongside him,” the England international said.
“Him coming in will bolster the defensive unit. We can learn from each other and push each other and that’s what we want for the club.
“We want to keep more clean sheets and the more competition the better.”
Lindelof echoed Maguire’s comments and is looking forward to working closely with Varane.
“It’s great, I play in one of the world’s biggest clubs and they have very good players, We will have a competitive situation and I only see it as positive that we have got a good player in the squad,” he told Swedish outlet FotbollDirekt.
Lindelof has had a host of injury concerns over the last couple of years but he is raring kick start his career at United.
He continued: “I have played a lot the last two years and last year I had big problems with my back and played with pain.
“My back feels good now, there will probably be no problems, but I do not think I will play 50, 60 matches.
“Of course, you feel it, it is clear there is a very good atmosphere in the club and everyone is looking forward to getting him into the team. It will be fun and I think he will add a lot.
“I think the squad looks very good. It feels good, we have a good atmosphere in the team and the Premier League is always a tough league.
“But we will do everything we can to win the title. That is the goal.”
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