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Varane: Maguire and I must ‘work hard to feel comfortable on the pitch’

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The Frenchman is hoping to build a connection with the Englishman in time akin to what he had with Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid.

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane insists he and Harry Maguire must “work hard to feel comfortable on the pitch.”

Varane joined Manchester United in the summer, signing a four-year deal after arriving at the club on a reported €39 million transfer.

The illustrious center-back showed a good level of communication with his new defensive partner Maguire on his debut against Wolves, with the pair helping the Red Devils claim a clean sheet for the first time in 10 matches.

Varane had a strong partnership with Sergio Ramos during their time together at Real Madrid, which was one of the reasons the La Liga giants were able to scale great heights of success, and now he intends to do the same with his current captain.

“With Sergio Ramos, I had 10 years to get to know him, to get to know how he moves on the pitch and how I have to move to be complementary with him,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think Harry Maguire is a great player but we have to work hard to feel comfortable on the pitch. It’s the same with every defender in the team.

“It’s important to feel connected. We have to move together and motivate each other. Every day, we are learning and improving.”