Raphael Varane was supposed to be a world-class signing at Manchester United, but the Frenchman hasn’t really reached high heights for Manchester United.
For the game against Copenhagen, Erik ten Hag opted to start Jonny Evans and Harry Maguire ahead of Varane.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has tried to explain the manager’s decision.
“I actually think he’s playing Maguire and Evans at centre-half because he thinks they’re the two best ball-playing centre-halves,” Scholes told TNT Sports.
“Which in itself is a bit of a worry.”
Scholes went on: “How can he pick a settled back four?
“We saw Varane play against Galatasaray and he was all over the place.
“He must be thinking: ‘If I can’t rely on somebody like Varane… Even Casemiro when he played he looked a bit loose and not playing his position well.
“These are two players who have won the European Cup five times [Varane has won four], if you can’t rely on these type of players, where do you go? You can see where he’s gone, back to Jonny Evans who was a free transfer!”