According to Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United defender Raphaël Varane looked like a “headlight rabbit” during his first season at Old Trafford.
The French national team and World Cup winners moved from Real Madrid to United for a fee of £ 35 million, but failed to improve the team’s defenses in the club’s worst Premier League campaign in history.
Varane’s season was also injured, but former United defender Ferdinand, given that he won four championships after last season’s club struggles and years of play at Real. A league title that the 29-year-old believes was not given the platform to produce his best form.
Ferdinand said at the Vibe with Five YouTube show: There is no functionality, self-confidence, guidance, and no structure where they go.
“He went into an alien scenario.’I’ve never seen this since youth team football.’
“The transition from its world-class operations and culture and standards to what is routinely in Manchester United is a huge change.
“He probably sits there like a rabbit in his headlights and thinks,’Wow, what’s this?'”
Ferdinand added that he hopes Varane will improve next season under the upcoming United’s Erik Ten Hag.
“He wasn’t the player we expected … he would tell you that, he couldn’t tell you anything else. He would say,” I have to raise the level next year. I need help.'”