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Real Madrid defender Varane: Man Utd interest flattering. Mourinho important, but...

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has again declared fresh interest from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is "flattering".

However, the Frenchman insists he's happy in Madrid after receiving playing assurances from coach Zinedine Zidane.

Varane told Canal + tonight: "It is of course flattering to hear that.

"Mourinho is the one who convinced me to go to Real Madrid and Manchester is a big club. But from the time the club and I are in phase of the project, there is no question to ask.

"I always said I felt myself happy in Madrid. We must ask the pros and cons. It is a decision of life and career. We are men and we must make decisions.

"From the time I was reassured about my role in Madrid, there were no more questions to ask."

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