Raphael Varane has weighed in on Manchester United’s looming prospect of silverware.
Manchester United have the chance to book their place in the Carabao Cup final this evening in the second leg of the semi-final against Nottingham Forest. The Red Devils have a three-goal advantage heading into the tie, and so are the major favourites to progress to the next stage of the competition.
Varane has assessed United’s mentality ahead of tonight’s game and the second half of the season, as the Reds are currently the only English club in contention in all four competitions.
He told MUTV: “I think we have to believe, I think we need that confidence for winning trophies. I think we are already improving a lot and we are in a good moment. We have to stay calm but be ambitious at the same time. I think we are much better now and we have to keep going.
“I think we have the same objective, we want to win trophies. I think we are pulling in the same direction so I think we can create some special atmospheres, some special emotions, adrenaline on the pitch, and that is very helpful to win trophies.
“I think when you are happy, you are better so I think when we finish a game, when we win a great battle, I think for the spirit of the team it is something special. And obviously, with a great atmosphere, you feel even more proud of your success and that creates a positive dynamic. So I think for the rest of the season and for the future, that will be very helpful.”
On life at Old Trafford, he added: “I feel very happy, it is a great experience for me, I am really enjoying every moment at this great club and I feel good with my teammates.
“I am really enjoying it. I hope for the future, we will keep going with our improvement and hopefully winning great victories, and be happy with our fans.”
Varane is no stranger to silverware
The Frenchman is one of the most decorated players in the dressing room, as well as across Europe, having won four Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three Super Cups, three La Liga titles and the lucrative World Cup trophy.
He brings experience and leadership to a younger squad, as well as his outstanding defensive ability.