According to the (Manchester Evening News), Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he wants to overhaul the Manchester United defense this summer. Rumors have circulated that he will sell Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, and Luke Shaw and replace them with left backs and center backs more akin to his vision. And he already has several players in mind, one in particular.
Raphael Varane of Real Madrid has recently spoke of having a “special relationship” with Mourinho, who brought the defender to Madrid while he was the manager there. The French international played for Ligue 2 club Lens when Mourinho purchased him and played a big part in his training during their two seasons together.
Mourinho is hoping to bring his prodigy away from Los Blancos to the Red side of Manchester as he looks to develop his United defense even more. Manchester United currently have the third best defense in their league, with only Tottenham and Chelsea having allowed less goals. All three teams are tied for the least losses, with three a piece.
Varane is a good fit for United not only because of his strength and speed, but also because of his youth and prior training with Mourinho. The 23 year old knows what the United manager would expect and can be further developed by a manager that knows him well and believes in his potential. Overall this would be a great investment for United to make.