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“In Madrid they don’t congratulate you on the Champions League”

Raphael varane He has already turned the page although he does not forget his stage in the Real Madrid, where he became one of the best defenders in the world thanks to his great performance and the collection of titles that he garnered in white, between three Leagues and four European Cups.

The Manchester United center-back has given an interview to The Telegraph newspaper in which he talks about his past at the white club and his new stage at Old Trafford, where he has not started in the best way due to two injuries.

“In Madrid, after winning the Champions League, the fans do not congratulate you. They tell you ‘very well, for the next one’. That happened after winning the first one, and I raised four. Sometimes you wanted to have time to celebrate the successes” , Varane points out.

“That is why Madrid is such a special club, it has that mentality … it is different. That is why I wanted to change, to try something different, not because I did not like that mentality,” recalls the Frenchman about the demand lived in the Bernabeu, where he arrived in 2011 from the Lens on the recommendation of Zidane, who called him personally to convince him.

“The first plan was to go to United, it was a crazy moment. When I recognized that it was Zizou I was in shock, I told him to call me later and the signing accelerated,” says the player, happy with the challenge of returning United to the highest.

“For United it is important to be at the top, it is a great challenge that motivates me. I won everything at Madrid and that is why I looked for something different. You have to fight for something that is bigger than you, for the club and the fans. and history, “says the central.

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