Varane delivers verdict on partnership with Maguire after Man Utd debut

Raphael Varane says he and Harry Maguire have already formed a strong partnership built on ‘good communication’ after a stellar opening performance in Manchester United’s 1-0 victory away to Wolves.

The 28-year-old centre-back completed a £34million switch from Real Madrid to Old Trafford earlier this month and United supporters were made to wait for their new signing’s debut, but he did not disappoint on Sunday afternoon.

As well as coming away from Molineux with a clean sheet, Varane provided the assist for Mason Greenwood’s crucial late strike and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ‘delighted’ with the Frenchman’s assured display.

The four-time Champions League winner is expected to continue at the heart of the Red Devils’ defence at home to Newcastle after the international break and it’s clear he’s already struck up a promising bond with club captain Maguire.

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‘Very good. He’s a good player,’ Varane told MUTV when asked to assess his partnership with the England international.

‘We had good communication, that’s very important, and the same spirit: to fight and to win the game.’

Varane is relishing the challenge of adapting to the pace and ‘very intense’ nature of Premier League football.

‘It’s a good feeling! I was very, very happy to be here and to help the team get this victory. The feeling is absolutely amazing,’ he added.

‘The Premier League is very intense. The game it’s very fast and you know when you play this game, you are very concentrated and it’s very intense.

‘I came here for that feeling.’

Varane was full of praise for United’s noisy travelling support that made the trip to Wolves last weekend.

‘It was a good atmosphere, and they gave us good help during the game,’ he went on.

‘When it’s hard, we need fans and we have very good support from our fans.’

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