Manchester United’s new signing Raphael Varane took to Twitter this afternoon to reveal his joy at the warm welcome given him at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Fernandes takes the match ball
Of course, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were back in action just a short time ago.
After a long and sometimes testing summer for the club’s fan base, the Red Devils welcomed their loyal support of Old Trafford, for a Premier League opening day meeting with Leeds United.
United headed into proceedings in undeniably high spirits at club camp, having rounded out their preseason schedule with a 4-0 beating of Everton, and with memories of a 6-2 beating of their opponents on Saturday. still fresh in memory.
In turn, when all was said and done in Manchester, it was no surprise that the hosts were victorious again.
Another dominating display by Solskjaer’s men finally saw them put Leeds to the sword by five goals to one, courtesy of a hat-trick from Bruno Fernandes, and goals from Mason Greenwood and Fred.
In reality, it was Paul Pogba, however, who proved to be the star of the show, racking up an astonishing 4 assists amid an astonishing performance in the middle of the park.
💫 Pogba’s vision
🎯 The Greenwood Clinical Advantage
The perfect answer from Man Utd! 👏 pic.twitter.com/OIrcsKN4EQ
– Football at BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 14, 2021
However, as described above, the positive vibes for United did not simply end with the final score at the Theater of Dreams on Saturday.
In addition, the faithful of the Red Devils were able to see the summer for the first time. firm Raphael Varane, who took to the pitch before kick-off against Leeds in possession of his new number 19 jersey.
Unsurprisingly, the Frenchman’s performance sparked a delusional response from the home crowd, who have long expressed joy at the addition of a proven world-class performer to Solskjaer’s defensive ranks.
And Varane himself was evidently quite baffled by the response from his new fanbase, as the former Real Madrid player has since taken to social media to post a simple but completely effective response:
– Raphaël Varane (@raphaelvarane) August 14, 2021
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