It was believed that Manchester United signed Raphael Varane to replace Victor Lindelof in the centre-back position, with the Frenchman expected to form a formidable partnership beside Harry Maguire.
However, the Athletic has claimed that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy with Lindelof’s performances and believes that the trio of Maguire, Varane and Lindelof can play together in a back three next season.
Reacting to his plans for Varane, Solskjaer said: “With him in, we’ve got different ways of playing as well.
“I can see different ways of playing with Raphael, I can’t wait to get him in, hopefully we can get him in as soon as.”
He also said of his other defenders: “Raphael is in his prime, he’s the same age as Harry [Maguire], a year older than Eric [Bailly] and a couple years older than Victor [Lindelof], so there I’ve got a fantastic group of centre-backs.”
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