Raphael Varane, a defender for Manchester United, wants to watch a game with our “wonderful” supporters, but only if he can’t feel the “unique connection” on the field.
The World Cup champion recently lauded the energy our fans have brought to the team this year, especially after the thrilling win against Manchester City earlier this month.
We also have the finest away fans in all of football, as was made very clear during the enthusiastic Carabao Cup semifinal victory against Nottingham Forest in midweek.
Varane has spent the most of his remarkable career playing in front of fervent fans, and he is thriving thus far at United, especially during a season in which Erik ten Hag’s Reds have developed stronger ties with our unrivaled fan base.
So, home or away, would he prefer to attend a game with the crowd?
Rapha smiled and said, “Yeah, sure,” to us on Friday. “I believe it is a fantastic experience if you actually have this enthusiasm for the game,” the speaker said.