Wright: Manchester United’s squad is frightening

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According to Arsenal legend Ian Wright, signing Raphael Varane has made Manchester United a frightening prospect this season.

The Frenchman joined this summer for £41m after ten trophy-laden years at Real Madrid.

During his time at Real Madrid, Varane won four Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles, four Club World Cups and the World Cup with France.

On his show with Kelly Coates, Wrighty and Kelly, the Arsenal legend said: “For him to go to Manchester United now, in his prime. It’s a magnificent signing. He’s a top player.

“I still feel that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is still the best defensive right-back in the country. Lindelof can do a good job against Harry Maguire, which he’s done, but you see the stakes.

“Now they’ve got world class next to Harry Maguire and, for me, Luke Shaw is world class. That’s it. It’s shored up.

“Playing two defensive midfielders at home, against the top teams, maybe, but now with Varane, you’ll probably get another offensive midfield player into the team simply because of his pace and the way he can see problems with the space.

“He’ll mark the space and go and try and get into the places where they’ll try and turn and get at someone like Harry Maguire. He’ll snuffle that out.

“We’re talking about a defensive unit now, which matches the front end in respect of quality. It’s frightening.”