Manchester United’s Raphael Varane hoping for ‘a new start’ under Erik ten Hag

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Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has admitted that he is hoping for a fresh start under new boss Erik ten Hag, following an awful maiden season with the Red Devils.

Varane joined the club in August of 2021, but injury restricted him to just 22 Premier League appearances as Manchester United registered one of their worst ever Premier League campaigns, conceding as many goals as relegated Burnley.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: New signing, Raphael Varane of Manchester United is introduced to fans on the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford on August 14, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images,)

Now, with Ten Hag at the wheel, the World Cup winner is hoping for a big improvement.

“It’s a new season, it’s a new start, so everyone is excited to know about the new manager”, he told the Manchester United website.

“Obviously, we want to do well and win every game so, for this, we’ll have to prepare for the new season, and I think it’s important for us to train hard and be ready”.

“We want to be ready for the new season,”

“We need to work very hard and there will be a lot of training sessions, and a lot of games, so I think it will be interesting and a great moment to work very hard and to prepare for the season.”

Ten Hag growing frustrated?

As per The Athletic, ‘murmurings have begun that Erik ten Hag is starting to get a little frustrated’ at his side’s lack of transfer dealings, with deals for Frenkie de Jong and Christian Eriksen seemingly stalling as other clubs continue to do shrewd business.

United and Chelsea are the only two of the Premier League’s big six that have not completed a transfer this summer, with the Red Devils perhaps most in need of new additions following their sixth-placed finish.

With six or eight new signings required at Old Trafford, it seems as though business will need to pick up soon should they hope to improve on their disappointing 2021/22 season.

This article was edited by Conor Laird.