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Rio Ferdinand Questions Man Utd's Raphael Varane Transfer

Mudeet Arora
Ferdinand questions Varane move
Ferdinand questions Varane move / Marcio Machado/Getty Images

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has asked certain questions over the club's move for World Cup winner Raphael Varane.

The Red Devils have turned it up in this summer's transfer window. After having completed the long awaited signing of Jadon Sancho, United have been aggressively pushing to get the Varane deal over the line in order to give Solskjaer more time with getting his new players adjusted to his squad.

Varane will reportedly be a Manchester United player over the coming week and while the club's legendary former defender Ferdinand believes the Frenchman will be a great signing, he questioned how soon the player will adjust to new conditions.

Talking on his FIVE YouTube channel, Rio said, "On paper it looks a very, very good combination, but he’s got to understand the English game is very different. You’ve got to go to Burnley and places like that.

"Sometimes it can be up and at ’em, a different style of football in the Premier League to anything he’s played in before. Can he deal with it? They’re the questions he’s going to get asked.

Rio Ferdinand
Ferdinand is eager to see Varane succeed in the Premier League / Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images

"Balls getting wrapped around his ear holes, crosses from different angles that he hasn’t seen on a consistent basis in Spain where they play more on the floor, slower football, slower build up.

"So he’s going to be asked to defend in a different way and that’s where he’s going to have to show his real class, can he adapt? That's the real question. I genuinely believe he's got the tools to do that."

It has been reported that United will sign Varane for £34m plus another £7m in add-ons. From the total fee that Real Madrid receive from this move, they will have to pay £1m to Varane's former club Lens as solidarity payment on the transfer.