Raphael Varane, a defender for Manchester United, stated that the team does not fear Erling Haaland ahead of their confrontation with Manchester City in the FA Cup final. However, Varane did concede that their opponents provide a threat from every part of the game.
United will go into the final on Saturday with the goal of preventing the Premier League champions from winning a second trophy this season. Pep Guardiola’s team is still in the search for a historic triple, as they will play Inter Milan in the Champions League final on June 10. United will play Inter Milan in the Champions League final on June 10.
United is the only side to have ever accomplished the feat of winning the English title, the FA Cup, and the Champions League in the same season. This accomplishment was accomplished by United in 1999.
This is Haaland’s first season in England, but he has already won many Player of the Year accolades including the Premier League Golden Boot with a record 36 goals scored. He has scored 52 goals in his first season there.
The Norwegian hitman was not all that City has to offer, according to Varane.
“Fear? Absolutely not! Why?” he said to The Telegraph. “Yes, he is a very talented player; it is something that all of us are aware of. However, the threat posed by City is widespread since they are a very comprehensive organization.
Putting an end to Haaland’s playmaking, according to Varane, will need putting an end to Kevin De Bruyne. At the end of the league season, De Bruyne had a total of 16 assists, with eight of those coming for Haaland.
They are capable of scoring through set plays, through a possession game, and through a transition game. Because the link that Haaland has, particularly with De Bruyne, makes it difficult for defenders to stop certain types of passes, we make an effort to break up that connection whenever we can.
“We are confident in our ability to win. Because we are aware that anything might happen at any time, we have to maintain our composure for a whole period of ninety minutes.
Varane, who spent 10 trophy-filled years at Real Madrid, believes that Manchester United are building a winning mindset again. Erik ten Hag’s team is eager to conclude their season on a high note after winning the League Cup, and Varane made these comments.
We have to keep an optimistic attitude since things are going well for us. However, the most essential thing is for one to have faith.