Man United Defender Varane to Leave at Season's End

Man United Defender Varane to Leave at Season’s End

Raphael Varane has confirmed that he will leave Manchester United in the summer upon the expiry of his contract, following three seasons at Old Trafford.

The much-decorated defender arrived at the club from Real Madrid in August 2021 and was memorably unveiled in front of home fans at the Theatre of Dreams, before the opening-weekend win over Leeds United.

Varane has brought a great deal of class and experience to the team throughout his 93 appearances so far. The Frenchman also helped win United’s first major trophy in six years by lifting the 2023 Carabao Cup at Wembley Stadium.

Newcastle United were shut out in a 2-0 triumph for Erik ten Hag’s men, with Rapha showing all of his experience alongside **Lisandro Martinez.

Varane has scored twice for the Reds, with his first goal coming in a home win over Brentford a couple of years ago. His second effort earned United three points from their 1-0 victory against Wolves at the opening of the current 2023/24 campaign.

However, it is his unflappable work at the heart of the defense that Rapha is most recognized for, as he has shown his undoubted quality since joining the club. To date, he has made 67 appearances in the Premier League, 58 as a starter.

The center-back has been absent since the 4-3 defeat to Chelsea on April 4, but he is currently working hard on his recovery from injury and hopes to be available again before the end of the campaign.

There are Premier League matches to come against Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion, before the Emirates FA Cup final versus Manchester City on May 25.