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Man Utd should sign Varane, not Rice - Former United midfielder Butt

Sun 20 June 2021 | 16:06

The ex-midfielder believes the Red Devils do not need the West Ham player and must be on the lookout for a partner for Harry Maguire.

According to

Nicky Butt


Manchester United

should end their pursuit of

Declan Rice

and try to get

Raphael Varane

’s signature from

Real Madrid


United are one of the favorites to put pen to paper with the

West Ham

star. However, the former United player insists that is not necessary.

For me, next season has to be about getting some silverware back in that trophy cabinet,”

said Butt.

“It's about getting the right players who will allow you to challenge for trophies. It's a winning club, so we can't go this long without silverware.

“I think Man Utd are solid enough in midfield. I keep hearing things about Declan Rice, but is he a better player than Scott McTominay?

“I'm not sure; I think with McTominay, Paul Pogba and obviously Bruno Fernandes, we're in a good place in the middle of the park.”

Butt thinks United should prioritize signing a centre-back in the summer transfer window. They have targeted Varane and the reports claim that Real Madrid have rejected their offer.

The biggest thing that needs addressing for me at Manchester United this summer is that centre-back position; we need a partner for Harry Maguire,"

he added.

“Everyone talks about Raphael Varane. I understand he's a little bit older than most people would perhaps like, but you just have to go back to the days of Teddy Sheringham.

“I think we bought him when he was 32, and we went and won the treble with him. If Varane is available, then I'd go all out for him.”

As per reports from


, the Frenchman has yet to make a decision about his future, with his contract reaching its expiration in a year and he might even pen an extension.

source: SportMob