On Saturday afternoon, Raphael Varane was formally introduced as a Manchester United player, and the highly accomplished defender has lost no time in getting down to business at Carrington.
Varane was eager to record a personal message for the fans who applauded him so enthusiastically on Saturday, as well as those who have already sent thousands of words of support, while in the Carrington gym.
“Hi everyone, I’m very excited to be here,” says Varane.
“Thanks for the atmosphere at Old Trafford – thank you very much. I’m very happy to be here and I’m ready to work hard.”
In his official statement, he added that:
“Manchester United is one of the most iconic clubs in world football and the chance to come here and play in the Premier League is something I couldn’t turn down.
“There is a lot more that I want to achieve in my career and I know I’m joining a squad full of great players who will all have the same determination to win matches and trophies.
“Having spoken to the manager I can see how much progress has been made over the last few seasons and I now join a group ready to play at the highest level.
“I want to make an impact here and I will give everything to become part of this club’s illustrious history.”