Manchester United Editorial

Varane arrives Manchester United but who are the club’s biggest French flops?

Manchester United have made a statement of intent by signing one of the finest defenders in Real Madrid history in Raphael Varane.

The defender is without doubt an upgrade to all of Manchester United centre back and for the first time in 8 years, United now have defender capable of matching standard of the very best in the game.

Varane on paper is a phenomenal signing but in reality, no one is certain how he acclimatize to the physically drooling pace of the Premier League coupled with its jam packed fixtures.

Hopefully he will succeed but many will point to the 13 French players who put on the Red jersey and how some 9f them struggled to live up to expectation.

Players like Gabriel Obertan who joined from Bordeaux never lived up to expectation and had to be restricted to cameo appearances in the league cup before he kicked out in 2011 to Newcastle United.

David Bellion is another example of failed French man who arrived with immerse expectation only to collapse under the share weight of expectation. With just eight goals in 2 seasons you could understand why Manchester United had to force him out of the club.

Morgan Schneiderlin is another player who would’ve been a fantastic signing had he played under a good manager. Louis van Gaal’s system just didn’t suit the player neither was the team good enough to get the best out of him.

The like of Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Anthony Martial and Matteo Darmian weren’t and aren’t the best players in the world. You probably get the idea why Morgan failed at Manchester United.

Anthony Martial and some extent Paul Pogba will probably down as Manchester United flops. Pogba turns into a super player when he plays for France and then turns into Joey Barton when he dons the Red jersey of Manchester United.

Martial on the other hand is over hyped French man who should never have cost $58m. If Martial were to leave United now, no one will really miss him.

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