The French defender joined United this summer for £41m after ten successful seasons at Madrid. His acquisition strengthens Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side defensively, and according to Wright, Varane is still a top player and is in his prime at 28 years.
Speaking on his show with Kelly Coates—Wrighty and Kelly—the Arsenal legend said:
‘For him to go to Manchester United now, in his prime. It’s a magnificent signing. He’s a top player.’
The English International also believes that the signing of Varane means that United now have three ‘world class’ defenders, with captain Harry Maguire and left-back Luke Shaw joining the Frenchman as world-class defenders available at Man United.
‘I still feel that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is still the best defensive right-back in the country’, Wright added
‘Lindelof can do a good job against Harry Maguire, which he’s done, but you see the stakes.
‘Now they’ve got world-class next to Harry Maguire and, for me, Luke Shaw is world-class. That’s it. It’s shored up.
‘Playing two defensive midfielders at home, against the top teams, maybe, but now with Varane, you’ll probably get another offensive midfield player into the team simply because of his pace and the way he can see problems with the space.
‘He’ll mark the space and go and try and get into the places where they’ll try and turn and get at someone like Harry Maguire. He’ll snuffle that out.
‘We’re talking about a defensive unit now, which matches the front end with respect to quality. It’s frightening.’
Varane spent ten years at Real Madrid, winning three La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups and the World Cup with France.