Raphael Varane put in top performances and showed his class on his debut, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Raphael Varane put in top performances and showed his class on his debut, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt the former Real Madrid defender adapted smoothly to the intensity of Premier League football. The World Cup-winning defender made his Premier League debut at Molineux Stadium against Wolves.

Raphael Varane joined Manchester United from Real Madrid this current transfer window for a reported £41 million fee, with the defender leaving the Spanish side after an illustrious 10-year stint at the Santiago Bernabeu. The French central defender has played over 360 appearances for the Blancos, scoring 17 goals and providing seven assists, as well as being instrumental in securing numerous trophies over the years, including three La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles. crowns.

The move shocked some in the football world, but Varane’s impact has already been felt as the Frenchman made his Premier League arc against Wolves on Sunday. The 28-year-old played a key role in helping the Red Devils to a 1-0 win as he also provided the assist for eventual winner Mason Greenwood. It saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more than impressed with the defender as he praised his latest debutant and he believes this is just the beginning.

“This was ‘welcome to the Premier League’ – pace, the crowds, the tackle, the counter-attacks having to defend. Top, top performance. He’s good in the air, he’s so controlled on the ball and he’s so experienced that nothing beats him. He was good in the dressing room before the game, half-time and so I’m very happy with his performance. I thought he showed his class,” Solskjaer said at his press conference after the game.

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