“He has everything I want in a player” – Solskjaer hails player

Having now been able to get up close and personal with his new recruit following his arrival last weekend, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Raphael Varane as having everything he wants in a player.

“The Champions League wins he’s had, the World Cup wins… everything about him is class,” Solskjaer said.

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“He’s a quick, strong defender, good in the air, he can play with both feet.

“The short answer is everything about him is what you want. He’s been humble, he’s been inquisitive. He asks questions. He doesn’t want to learn by a mistake in the game, he wants to learn it on the training field before he comes on the pitch. Everything about him has been impressive”