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Varane explains the similarities between Solskjaer and Zidane

Fri 03 December 2021 | 22:22

Manchester United’s defender Varane says that there are some similarities between Solskajer and Zidane.

Raphael Varane

, who has joined

Manchester United

from

Real Madrid

and worked with both

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

and

Zinedine Zidane

, says that there are a lot of things in common between these two head coaches.

Varane, who didn’t get the chance to play so many games under Solskjaer, says that the lack of playing time was because of his fitness issues and that he had talked to Solskjaer before coming to Old Trafford.

"I spoke with him before signing. He's a very good person and humble with important values and in the short time here he taught me a lot of things, values and a lot of things about the club, the mentality of the club,"

Varane told The Times

.

"He represents a lot of things of this club: very respectful, humble. He always tried to do his best. Sometimes when you speak about something sensitive, it's like a bit negative because it's like a weakness. But it's not true. It's a strength.

"When he speaks with a player, he's honest. It's important for a manager to be honest with his players and especially this point it's similar with Zidane. Maybe that's why I like this feeling. It was a short time working with him but I learn a lot."

He has also talked about his departure from Real Madrid, insisting that the fans’ never-ending demands were the main reason behind his departure.

"After winning the Champions League, the fans don't congratulate you,"

he told The Telegraph.

"It was 'OK, the next one' after the first one I won.

"Four Champions Leagues! And they tell me, 'OK, go to the next one'. I just want to say sometimes you have to enjoy what you have. It was good!"


source: SportMob

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