Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned about Man United signing Raphael Varane

Steve Nicol warns Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about Raphael Varane's injury problems

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (Photo: Raphael Varane / Instagram)
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (Photo: Raphael Varane / Instagram)

Raphael Varane wouldn’t be suited to life in the Premier League at Manchester United, according to ESPN pundit Steve Nicol.

The France international has been touted as a potential target for the Red Devils ahead of the summer transfer window.

Indeed, Varane is thought to be Manchester United’s number one choice to bolster their defensive options ahead of the 2019-20 season.

The 25-year-old is rumoured to be open to a new challenge following eight seasons at Real Madrid after his move from Lens in 2012.

Varane has struggled with numerous fitness problems throughout his decorated career at the Spanish giants.

And former Liverpool FC defender Nicol believes the injury-prone defender wouldn’t be a good signing for Manchester United.

“He’s on his way somewhere, but I don’t believe it’s to Manchester United,” Nicol told ESPN FC.

“I think this is a guy who’s had injury problems, his biggest problem in his career is gonna be the physical side of the game.

“To come to the Premier League isn’t going to help him, so this [a move to Manchester United] is not happening.”

Varane has won three Champions League titles, the La Liga crown twice and the Copa del Rey during his eight years at Real Madrid.

The France defender has netted 12 goals in 269 games in all competitions during his spell at los Blancos.

Manchester United suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Wolves at Molineux in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils are in sixth place in the Premier League table and two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal in the race to secure a Champions League spot.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as their permanent manager last week.

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