Raphael Varane: Manchester United have to improve in everything

Raphael Varane Manchester United
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Manchester United centre-back Raphael Varane insists the club must improve in everything over pre-season as new manager Erik ten Hag starts to mould the side in his image.

“We know exactly how we want to play,” Manchester United defender Raphael Varane said. “The manager explained very well what we have to do and it’s absolutely clear.

“So we know we have to be very fit because it’s a very physical way to play.

“We are happy with the result obviously but we know we have to work very hard still to be ready for the start of the season.

“We’re working a lot, so we try to be absolutely ready for the beginning of the season.

“This is just the start of the pre-season so it’s just the beginning, but we know exactly where we want to go.”

“I think we know exactly what we have to do – we have to improve in everything,” Varane said of the approach to pre-season.

“We have ambition for this season but also, most important, we have to work with humility. I think it’s the most important.

“As I said, it’s just the beginning so we have to improve in everything.”

Raphael Varane played the first-half as Manchester United beat Liverpool 4-0 on Tuesday in Thailand.