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Raphael Varane has sent a message to his new team-mate Paul Pogba over his Man Utd future, amid reports linking him with a move away from the club.
The French defender was finally unveiled as a United player before their season opener against Leeds on Saturday.
Varane has joined the club on a four-year deal in a move worth £45milliion and will partner captain Harry Maguire at centre-back.
Varane will play with his French counterpart Paul Pogba at Old Trafford and the 28-year-old is excited about the prospect.
“I’m very happy,' he told the club's official website. “I've known him for a very long time, we started together with the French national team and he's a great player.
“I think he's ambitious and me too, so we are ready to work hard and to do all we can to win trophies.”
However, Pogba faces an uncertain future at the club with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
PSG are reportedly willing to offer the midfielder €600,000 a week (£510,000) for the start of the 2022-23 season, in an attempt to lure him away from Manchester.
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Pogba has received criticism for the way he has conducted himself at Old Trafford, but Varane believes the 28-year-old has “very good energy.”
“I think Paul is very positive and he has a very good energy; he motivates players in the dressing room and on the pitch with his energy," he said.
“We are different but we are very complementary, and it's important in the team to have different types of leaders and characters."
Varane has finally joined the club he snubbed a decade ago under Sir Alex Ferguson, in favour of a move to the Spanish capital.
However, the French central defender has said he is relishing the chance to play in the Premier League after being presented with the opportunity to move to England again.
“There had been a lot of rumours and a lot of people speaking about me and Manchester United since 2011, when Sir Alex Ferguson came to my mother's house,” he said.
“When it was real, that was when I spoke with my club, and I felt it was a real opportunity to play in the Premier League for Manchester United.”
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