Raphael Varane sends ‘very important’ message to Man Utd fans ahead of FA Cup tie fourth-round tie vs Reading

    Raphael Varane has sent a message to the club's 'amazing' supporters (Picture: Getty)
    Raphael Varane has sent a message to the club’s ‘amazing’ supporters (Picture: Getty)

    Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has told the club’s fans it is ‘very important’ that they provide the team with ‘extra energy’ this season.

    The Red Devils host Championship side Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday night as United look to end their six-year wait for a trophy.

    Varane is no stranger to lifting trophies – having won four Champions Leagues and three La Liga titles at Real Madrid before his 2021 switch to United – and he also won the 2018 World Cup with France.

    The 29-year-old centre-back has sent a message to the club’s ‘amazing’ supporters and has urged them to continue to keep supporting the team ahead of their fourth-round tie at Old Trafford.

    ‘Yeah, definitely [I would like to join the fans at a game one day],’ Varane told the United website on Saturday. ‘I think if you really have this passion for the football, I think it is an amazing experience!

    ‘I think it is a great relationship [the current squad have with the supporters], I think there is a good connection with our fans.

    ‘The atmosphere for this season is something amazing. I think it is a real support when we want to score a goal, when we have to defend the score, so I think it is very helpful when we are on the pitch. It is like having one more player.

    ‘I think during matches, sometimes it is important to feel the energy, sometimes we need it and especially when you are a little bit tired and you want to win the game.

    ‘I think it is very helpful and, yeah, we can feel the support and the connection when we do some movement to activate the support, they always respond and that is a great feeling.

    ‘That’s extra energy and it’s very important. I think the connection is something special at the moment.’

    United have also put one foot in the Carabao Cup final – having beaten Nottingham Forest 3-0 in their semi-final first-leg clash. The second leg at Old Trafford takes place on Wednesday.

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