Gary Neville hails ‘exciting’ Manchester United transfers ahead of new season

Gary Neville is the latest to admit to being impressed by Manchester United in the market this summer and has commented on the arrival of Jadon Sancho and prospective signing Raphael Varane.

Sancho joined the club earlier this month after several months of speculation but the 21-year-old eventually signed on a five-year deal, with an option to extend it a further year.

Raphael Varane, who will leave Real Madrid after 10 years at the club, is also set for a move to Old Trafford with a transfer subject to medical and finalising personal terms.

Neville has commented on the duo, claiming that Varane stands out as an ‘exciting’ signing and that the arrival of Sancho was ‘almost inevitable’ after the year-long saga.

“I think Varane’s really exciting. Sancho’s exciting but it was almost inevitable that it was going to happen. They’ve needed to fill that right-wing spot, it’s been a bit of a problem for the last year or two. I think (United) demonstrating patience, getting him a bit for measured,” Neville told Sky Sports.

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“United have become a bit more measured in these last two or three years. I think Ole has brought that to the club. They’re not bringing players to the club for the sake of it.

“Varane is exciting. I think that last season every United fan, every commentator, pundit, analyst said they needed a partner for Harry Maguire and they’ve got one.”

As per earlier this week, the 28-year-old defender was yet to travel to Manchester. The former Lens man needed to obtain a visa before entering England but formal completion of the deal could come next week.

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