Varane to leave Man Utd

Raphael Varane will leave Manchester United when his contract expires in the summer.

The 31-year-old French centre-back moved to Old Trafford from Real Madrid in 2021, but his time at the club has been blighted with injury.

“To you guys, supporters of Manchester United, it’s been an amazing few years to play for this special club and wear that shirt,” he announced on social media.

“The first time I went to Old Trafford as a Man United player was insane, the atmosphere was amazing.

“I fell in love with the club, with the fans. You have to play for Man United to understand what that represents. For my kids, it’s home here. It’s going to be a special place for me, for life.

“When the fans went to Wembley [last season], it’s something they will remember for life. To share that moment with them was absolutely amazing.