The United legend reveals the reason for not relying on Frenchman Varane

  • United have conceded 16 goals in 11 Premier League matches

Former Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, said that the current team coach, Eric Ten Hag, resorted to fielding defensive duo Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans because they are better at handling the ball than Frenchman Raphael Varane.

Scholes said: “How can he choose a fixed back four? We saw Varane play against Galatasaray and he was everywhere. Even Casemiro, when he played, looked a little flabby and did not play in his position well.”

He added: “The two players won the Champions League on many occasions. If you cannot rely on this type of player, where do you go? You can see where he went, back to Jonny Evans, who was a free agent.”

The French defender was Manchester United’s first-choice centre-back but lost his place to Evans this season after the 35-year-old returned to Old Trafford on a free transfer in the summer.

The Northern Irishman started the last four matches in the English Premier League, and played in the match against Copenhagen in the Champions League, before leaving due to injury.

So far this season, United have conceded 16 goals in 11 Premier League matches and 11 goals in four Champions League matches.

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