There’s a question that needs to be answered regarding the Manchester United centre-backs. The red devils did well without Raphael Varane in the past two seasons, but Ole decided to bring him in order to strengthen the back.
Raphael Varane has not played bad since he joined the club, but it’s his first season in the English League. Harry Maguire which was said to be the most expensive defender at the club, has not been doing well.
The English defender has failed to impress the fans this season, after he had a good tournament with the three lions in the Euro 2020. Harry Maguire is one of the best England players in the tournament.
He did really well in his first two seasons at the club. Harry Maguire didn’t miss a single premier league game in his first season under Ole Gunner.
Tim Sherwood has condemned the performances of Raphael Varane at the club so far. Raphael Varane has done well with Victor Lindelof, but his partnership with Maguire is not functioning well.
Tim Sherwood claimed that the French defender has been terrible in the league, but he Manchester United fans never believed that.
The question now is that, who will partner with Raphael Varane at the back? The French couldn’t feature in the last game due to some severe pain.
Raphael Varane And Victor Lindelof?
The Swedish captain has done really well together with Raphael Varane at the back. Manchester United won two straight games with both defenders, but they conceded a goal.
The opponents will always find it hard to score Manchester United when both defenders paired together at the back. It seems like Raphael Varane understand Victor Lindelof much better.
Though it seems like Ole Gunner bought Raphael Varane due to the form of Victor Lindelof last season. The feeling around the club is that Lindelof need a competition.
Harry Maguire And Raphael Varane?
Raphael Varane made his premier league debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Victor Lindelof was dropped for him. He started the game ahead of the Swedish captain.
The French defender paired together with Harry Maguire and they kept a clean sheet, as Manchester United defeated Wolves 1-0. Both players did well together.
Manchester United traveled to Switzerland in the next game against Young Boys, but the red devils got defeated 2-1.
Things started getting bad until Ole Gunner got sacked by the club. Manchester United conceded a lot of goals under the Norwegian manager.
Eric Bailly And Victor Lindelof / Varane?
Manchester United got knocked out of the Carabao Cup when Lindelof and Eric Baily started a game together.
Both players have not started much game together. These players are world class defenders, but they are not doing well.
Eric Bailly has paired together with Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire. They did that against Tottenham and Manchester United kept a clean sheet.
Should the Manchester United manager switch to a 5-2-3 formation?
The new manager has a big assignment to solve because he had to make a huge decision on these defenders, but in my own opinion, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof will do much better.