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Manchester United are reportedly close to completing a move for Raphael Varane and rival fans have pointed out one particularly embarrassing piece of defending to question the move.
United want a world class centre back to partner Harry Maguire at the back, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to close the 12 point gap that Manchester City had over his team last season.
It looks increasingly likely that Varane will be that player, even with talk that two clubs are trying to hijack the move late on, with the Real Madrid defender having just one year left on his deal and looking for a new challenge.
Whilst it looks like an excellent move for Solskjaer's side, rival fans have been pouring over one piece of particularly embarrassing defending from last season, where the France defender was spooked by the ball.
No way this is what Man United fans want :sob: pic.twitter.com/lokvikBwil- :flag_no: (@CFCKRlS) July 17, 2021
"World class Raphael Varane":sob::sob::sob::joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/V4cIZceNCq- Tron (@T_r_o_n_21) July 18, 2021
The poor moment came from Real's 2-0 shock defeat in the Champions League group stage to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League last season.
Real lost both games to the Ukrainians in the group and the Varane error came in match day five, in the away game, and left the 13 times champions facing the prospect of an embarrassing elimination from the group.
Other fans have also tried to find moments where their team's players have managed to get the better of the defender too.
World class assist:raised_hands::raised_hands::joy: pic.twitter.com/zRhuTsO7fO- Tron (@T_r_o_n_21) July 18, 2021
The World Cup and four times Champions League winner created a pretty decent partnership with Ramos over 10 years at the Bernabeu.
It's unlikely that United fans are going to be put off by a few clips of his errors and will instead be concentrating on all his success as a player at Real in the past decade.
United are likely to announce the signing of Jadon Sancho this week and it could be a double announcement if there's more news on the French defender.
Would the signings of Varane and Sancho make United title contenders?
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