IAN WRIGHT fears Manchester United could be unstoppable this season with new signing Raphael Varane at the back.
The French defender, 28, joined United for £42million from Real Madrid last week and Wright thinks he’s a magnificent signing for the club.
On his show with Kelly Coates, Wrighty and Kelly, the Arsenal legend said: “For him to go to Manchester United now, in his prime. It’s a magnificent signing. He’s a top player.”
And, alongside Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw in United’s defence, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now have a world-class team.
He added: “Now they’ve got world class next to Harry Maguire and, for me, Luke Shaw is world class. That’s it. It’s shored up.
“He’ll mark the space and go and try and get into the places where they’ll try and turn and get at someone like Harry Maguire. He’ll snuffle that out.
“We’re talking about a defensive unit now, which matches the front end in respect of quality. It’s frightening.”
And Wright isn’t the only ex-Gunners star that has praised Varane’s move to Old Trafford.
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Paul Merson reckons United have made the steal of the summer by signing Varane.
He said: “Raphael Varane will turn Manchester United into title contenders – he’s the signing of the summer in the Premier League.
“With all the class and experience he brings with him from Real Madrid, I think he’s going to have a massive impact.”
The Old Trafford faithful will get to see if Wright and Merson are correct about Varane this weekend as he’s set to make his debut against Southampton.
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Source: The Sun