United had a 'secret weapon' to convince Varane

It was not easy for the Red Devils to take over the French central, but, according to 'The Athletic' they had an asset in their own dressing room: Paul Pogba.


In Manchester they continue to smile after achieving the signing of Raphael Varane, the icing on the cake that completes an elite defense and a team destined for high levels again, along with the incorporation of Jadon Sancho. It was not an easy operation, the conversations spanned a year, but now The Athletic contributes a new name that was key in the final crystallization: Paul Pogba.

The French midfielder played an indisputable role in convincing the former Madrid player that Old Trafford was the ideal destination to take a new step in his career. Although he has a sometimes controversial personality, the British newspaper makes clear the importance of Paul in the dressing room, both in United and in Les Bleus, and this has been one more weight on Varane's balance when deciding . Red Devils fans must therefore thank 'Agent Pogba' for his work in the shadows.

To contextualize that 'other Pogba', The Athletic recalls the famous speech he gave to his teammates in the moments leading up to the 2018 World Cup final, which ended with Deschamps' men lifting the trophy. Thus, they highlight that Varane "spoke at length with Pogba before finalizing his transfer to Manchester United last week." Likewise, Rapha highlights "the strength of character, his determination and the ability to convey this to the whole group. People listen to him and respect him."Natural leadership

The casual image of the player can give signals contrary to what Varane himself has, but it is clear that Pogba has the soul of a leader. "When he speaks or leads, the rest listen," said Presnel Kimpembe, Varane's rear partner in France. Patrick Vieira also holds Lagny-sur-Marne in high regard: "A leader must have a certain intelligence. He manages to unite them all. Paul has that inside." Thus, one of the biggest concerns of the United present is to convince him to renew. If they do not succeed, PSG, the highest bidder, will take, in addition to the player we all know, a leader. Although now the Mancunian team has Varane as a decisive factor in favor ... 444 444

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