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'Man United Can Make a Dent in Europe Following Arrivals of Ronaldo & Varane,' Claims Solskjaer

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane joined Manchester United in the summer transfer window
Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane joined Manchester United in the summer transfer window / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that his side have all the tools at their disposal to make a dent in Europe this season, stating that the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane has added "experience and quality" to the squad.

United enjoyed a brilliant summer transfer window with the club signing Jadon Sancho in addition to Ronaldo and Varane. Their arrivals have strengthened the Red Devils, with many believing that they can challenge for titles come the end of the season.

The Red Devils will open their Champions League campaign on Tuesday when they travel to Switzerland to face Young Boys, with the side placed in a relatively easier group with Atalanta and Villarreal the other teams in Group F.

"We're getting the spine of the team, and you can see the experience and quality. Of course, with Raphael and Cristiano coming in, they add that last… not last bit, you can never say it's the last bit. It's something extra we have to buy unless you win it four times yourself," Solskjaer said at a press conference.

"That was always the plan when I came in, that we had a squad with experience and quality to challenge. The atmosphere is really good and that's definitely going to stand us in good stead."

Ronaldo's arrival will no doubt give United that extra in front of goal, with the 36-year-old set to equal former Real Madrid team-mate, Iker Casillas' record of 177 Champions League appearances, should he play on Tuesday.

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