Manchester United star ridiculed for suggesting they can win Champions League

Manchester United star ridiculed for suggesting they can win Champions League

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has drawn criticism from fans after he suggested the Red Devils will be able to win the Champions League this season.

Speaking ahead of Manchester United’s second Champions League group game of 2023/24 against Galatasaray on Tuesday, Varane argued that while they have started the new campaign slowly, they still have the quality in the squad to excel in Europe. 

When asked if Manchester United can win the elite competition, Varane said: “Yes I think so. 

Head coach Erik ten Hag (R) and Raphael Varane (L) of Manchester United attend a press conference ahead of UEFA Champions League week 2 football match between Galatasaray and Manchester United on October 2, 2023 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rasid Necati Aslim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Varane and Ten Hag spoke at a pre-match press conference on Tuesday (Image credit: Getty Images)

“The quality is in the squad. This competition you have to take care of every detail. Good mentality. We have to make some improvements, not the start we expected. We have the ability to compete with the best teams in the world.”

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