Erik ten Hag’s decision to bench the French center-back, Raphael Varane, has raised doubts about his future at Manchester United. Varane’s absence from the starting lineup in the last five Premier League matches signals a shift in the pecking order, with Harry Maguire reclaiming Ten Hag’s favor. Amidst speculation linking Varane with a potential departure, Bayern Munich has emerged as a rumored interested party.
Despite swirling transfer reports, The Athletic indicates that Varane hasn’t expressed a desire to depart Old Trafford just yet. However, should his current situation persist, he might consider seeking opportunities elsewhere. Rumors hint at a possible discord between Ten Hag and Varane, ostensibly leading to the latter’s exclusion. Nonetheless, Ten Hag refutes any rift, stating, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s just rumors. There is internal competition. When you have to choose between two exceptional players like Varane and Harry Maguire, decisions have to be made.’
Varane aims to sway Ten Hag’s opinion and earn a spot back in the starting XI as Manchester United faces Everton in the upcoming Premier League fixture on Sunday.