Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Raphael Varane for his near-perfect debut for Manchester United.
The French international helped United get their first pass in eleven games with a 1-0 win over the Wolves.
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Solskjaer said on the club’s website: “That was ‘Welcome to the Premier League’ – having to fend off speed, hectic, tackling, counterattack.
“Top, top performance. He is good in the air, he is so relaxed on the ball and he is so experienced and nothing can stop him. “
“He was good in the locker room before the game, at halftime, so I’m very happy with his performance. I thought he showed his class. “
Varane helped United get through a very tough game, with the Wolves being the better team for a long time.
He will have been impressed by his defensive team-mates, with David de Gea making an outstanding save and Aaron Wan-Bissaka scoring a goal-line defense.
David de Gea values him
De Gea said after the game that he was glad to have Varane in front of him.
Over the years De Gea has played behind many center-backs for United and Varane is the most famous of them all.
De Gea told the club website, “He’s a great boy, I think he’s good for the group. Very experienced central defender. Lots and lots of games and I think he showed today that he’s calm with the ball, he’s good in the air, he’s very fast, so a great defender – a great commitment for us. “
Varane’s partnership with Harry Maguire looked promising, and she started with a clean sheet of paper. It will be the first of many.
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