Erik ten Hag denies that there is any problem between him and Rahel Varane.
In recent weeks, Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans have emerged as United’s centre-backs. In the first part of the press conference, Ten Hag stated that Evans was not ready for the match against Luton.
Thus, the stage was set for the French world champion Can Start at Old Trafford. Namely, Raphael Varane.
He was also the topic of conversation in the second part of the press conference with the United manager. Ten Hag was asked, among other things, if there were any problems between him and Varane.
– of course not. It’s about tactics. That’s why Harry (Maguire) and Johnny (Evans) played together. “I think they played very well,” Ten Hag said before going into detail.
– Last year, Harry didn’t play much. Then I was very satisfied with Varane’s performance. But at the moment, Harry is playing very well and it is an internal competition.
The Dutchman also hinted that he considered Varane and Maguire the natural choices at right centre-back, while Evans and Lindelof were the more natural choices at left centre-back, when Martinez is unavailable.
– There are certain matches they can play together (Varane and Maguire), and they have already proven that. But the build-up doesn’t work well when someone plays at left-back.
-Both Evans and Lindelof play on their right foot, but they can play comfortably with their left foot and at the same time find the right angles. Therefore, we can play more easily from the back, concludes the United manager.
Maguire is likely to start at home to Luton. It then remains to be seen whether Ten Hag prefers Varane or Lindelof as a partner for the Englishman.
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