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Varane asserts that under Ten Hag, Man Utd must “better in everything.”
Varane asserts that under Ten Hag

In a new age under Erik ten Hag, Raphael Varane asserts that Manchester United must “better in everything.”

Last season, the Red Devils failed once more and were unable to win a title or make it into the Champions League.

Ten Hag was recruited from Ajax to take over permanently for interim manager Ralf Rangnick, who took over after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired in November of last year.

The Dutchman’s rule began with a victory on Tuesday in Bangkok against Liverpool on their preseason trip.

Varane says United must improve in all areas in order to become a force once again.

“We know exactly how we want to play,” Varane told Sky Sports. “The manager explained very well what we have to do and it’s absolutely clear.

“So we know we have to be very fit because it’s a very physical way to play. This is just the start of the pre-season so it’s just the beginning, but we know exactly where we want to go.

“I think we know exactly what we have to do – we have to improve in everything.

“We have ambition for this season but also, most important, we have to work with humility. I think it’s the most important.”

Varane’s first season at Old Trafford was hindered by injury, and Harry Maguire’s criticism made the absence of a reliable center-back duo a problem.

The World Cup in Qatar is also coming up, so the France defender is hoping to finish his second term’s preparations without interruption.

“Personally, it’s an opportunity for me to have a real pre-season, to get fit and to be ready because it’ll be a very long season with a lot of games and high intensity,” he said.

“I will try to be ready and to be fit, and obviously I’m very excited for this season coming and I’m very happy to be with Manchester and in this great club. We will try to win some trophies.”


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