Varane's emotional message to United fans

Tuesday 14 May 2024 11:11

Raphael Varane says Manchester United will always be a special place for him as he prepares to leave when his contract expires in the summer.

The Frenchman is due to say his farewells at Old Trafford on Wednesday, when Newcastle United provide the opposition in the Premier League, and admits it will be an emotional moment after three seasons with the club.

In a video posted on his Instagram and X accounts, Rapha also suggested he feels the future is bright for the Reds, despite a difficult campaign, and he will cherish his memories of proudly wearing the badge.

Speaking directly to the fans, Varane said: "To you guys, supporters of Manchester United, it has been an amazing few years to play for this special club and wear that shirt.

"The first time I went to Old Trafford as a Man United player was insane. The atmosphere was amazing.

"I fell in love with the club, with the fans. You have to play for Manchester United to understand what that represents.

"For my kids, it's home here. It is going to be a special place for me for life.

"When the fans go to Wembley it's something they remember for life," he added, ahead of our latest trip to the national stadium on 25 May, to face Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup final.

"To share that moment with them [winning the Carabao Cup last season] was absolutely amazing.

Rapha says he fell in love with the club and our fans.

"Despite the fact we have had a difficult season, I am very positive for the future. The new owners are coming with a clear plan and a great strategy. 

"I will see you at Old Trafford to say goodbye in the last home game this season. And it's going to be a very emotional day for me, for sure."