Real Madrid star reveals how close he came to joining Man United
Raphael Varane reveals that he was on the verge of joining Manchester United from Lens back in 2011
Raphael Varane has underlined just how close he came to joining Manchester United back in 2011.
The France international defender, who was touted as a possible target for the Red Devils last summer, was on the verge of signing for United before his eventual transfer from Lens in 2011.
And the 21-year-old even revealed that he met former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson with a view to a potential switch to Old Trafford.
“We were close to an agreement with Manchester United. And yes, I met Sir Alex Ferguson,” he told Telefoot. “I went there with my mum, who speaks English, and this facilitated the translation.
“There was also an interesting project [on offer] but I made a choice for my career.
“I think I can go higher and mark my generation. I would be happy to tell myself I did the maximum and went as far as I could during my career.”
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