Could Varane Actually Join Manchester United?
Let’s start with this story – several media outlets said they understand Raphael Varane is interested in joining Manchester United this summer. Many other organisations copied this information, as it was potentially huge story, but it never really looked like one.
It is simple – Real Madrid players are doing the same thing all over again. Do you remember when it was Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo coming to Manchester in recent seasons? It looks like Varane is taking the same route in order to get a new, improved contract at Real Madrid. As one of the best centre-backs in the world, the reigning champion of both the Champions League and World Cup at the age of 25, Madrid will definitely not let him go.
His current contract ends in 2022, but the last time it was renewed, it was September 2017. Since then he won the two greatest trophies and it looks like Varane is ready for a pay rise. Don’t hold your breath about this one.
Pogba’s Cantona-esque Assist
While we are talking about French footballers, we need to talk about Paul Pogba. Man United’s star player has been magnificent ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the team, but now he continues doing marvelous things for the French national team as well.
France did not have many problems to win their first UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying match. The world champions went to Moldova and won 4-1 in Chisinau. Antoine Griezman, Raphael Varane, Kyllian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud all scored a goal each, but the first one was especially interesting. Pogba’s brilliant assist made the goal much better, as he reminded Man United fans of what Eric Cantona was doing in the old days.
His chip made the headlines right away and we loved watching this video on loop for a couple of minutes. Great piece of skill. France’s next match in the qualifiers will be on Monday, when they will host Iceland in a rematch of the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final.
Paul Pogba just did this. What a ridiculous assist and a great finish from Griezmann. Baller. pic.twitter.com/FYD6REbFZF
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) March 22, 2019
Ander Stay Or Ander Go?
And in the end, the story that was one of the biggest of the day, but we decided to leave for the end. Simply because we believe nothing will come of it – Paris Saint-Germain are very interested in signing the Spaniard this summer. The midfielder’s contract will run out in June 2019 and he could be leaving the club on a free. United would not get a compensation and Herrera would get a much better contract, as PSG would not have to pay a transfer fee.
It was even reported he would be earned 7.7 million pounds per season, but in the end, it looks like it was just an empty claim. As Manchester Evening News and ESPN understand, Herrera will stay at Manchester United and sign a new contract with the club. These stories about PSG could just make the club do their job more quickly, but the sources to the abovementioned media obviously claim Herrera is eager to stay and prolong his time in Manchester.