Former Tottenham Hotspur coach Tim Sherwood has slammed Raphael Varane for his lack of impact in the Manchester United team, since signing from Real Madrid.
The Frenchman who joined from La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2021 on a four-year deal has struggled for form and fitness this season.
“Basically what they’re doing is under Ten Hag buying a load of superstars and hoping that they perform,” Tim Sherwood told Premier League Productions.
“They haven’t got a clear style play, I don’t see any patterns, any structure, all I see is throwing a group of players out onto the pitch, see where they land and hoping one of the superstars pulls you out of the mire, and that’s exactly what has happened.
“I mean, that that’s [McTominay] not a superstar that’s a kid who really wants to play for the badge. Hannibal has started a few games about a couple of weeks ago, he was their best player, why? Because he wanted to run around, he wanted to tackle, and he wanted to absolutely leave nothing on the pitch for his shirt.
“Now someone like Bruno [Fernandes], who I think is a fantastic player, and Marcus Rashford, who is from the academy, they need to look at some of these kids who are coming in who really appreciate the opportunity to get onto the pitch and they start pulling a finger out.
“Casemiro… for me, Varane away with it, he has not done anything since he’s been at that football club. We talk about [Bukayo] Saka when people say, ‘consecutive games, he needs a rest, he needs a rest’, this boy [Varane] is in, he’s out, he’s injured again, I think there’s no durability there, what’s he done for Manchester United? I think there are far too many of them.
“But we’re alright getting on the back of Harry Maguire, we’ll a little pop at him, but he’ll go there, give everything and front it up.”