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Real Madrid defender Varane admits Man Utd move was close

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has revealed how close he came to joining Manchester United.

Varane chose Real over United after leaving Lens.

"We were close to an agreement with Manchester United," he told Telefoot.

"My mom speaks English and this facilitated the translation.

"There was also an interesting project [on offer] but I made a choice for my career.

"I think I can go higher and mark my generation. I would be happy to tell myself I did the maximum and went as far as I could during my career."

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