Manchester United's new centre back Raphaël Varane is set to make his debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers away at Molineux.
The 28-year-old World Cup winner signed for United from Real Madrid this summer for a fee of £41 million, including add-ons.
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Varane made 236 appearances for the Galacticos, in which he scored just 8 times. The defender does flash a big medals' cabinet with Madrid however, amassing 19 trophies, including four Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles and one World Cup with France.
Varane was unveiled to United fans to a warm reception at Old Trafford before their opening Premier League game against Leeds. United went on to win the game 1-1.
Posting on social media, United were not too subtle about the potential of a Varane signing earlier this week.
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The Frenchman will also be reunited with his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo shortly. Ronaldo, who looked all but ready to join Man City, chose to re-sign for Manchester United on Friday, in a dramatic plot twist in the transfer market.
Varane lines up with captain Harry Maguire in an eagerly anticipated centre-back partnership. Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho also makes his first start for the Red Devils.