Raphael Varane: Kylian Mbappe is a very talented player that makes the difference

Manchester United centre-back and France international Raphael Varane has singled out Kylian Mbappe for praise following his brace in France 2-1 victory over Denmark at the World Cup.

Varane made his return to the starting line-up for Les Bleus’ 2-1 victory against Denmark. The Manchester United centre-back didn’t complete the tie but managed 75 minutes having not played since an injury picked up against Chelsea in late October. 

Varane said: “He is a very talented player that makes the difference. We had to be solid collectively to create the conditions for those up top to make the difference. It’s collective work, but talent always makes the difference.”

Varane also reflected on the work he put in to get to Qatar. “I am very happy, very satisfied to be here. I worked a lot and enjoyed myself. It is always special to play in a World Cup, to play for your country. I’m making the most of every moment!” he said.