Raphael Varane was presented to the fans at Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United’s opening game of the Premier League season against Leeds United.
The France center back finalized his move to Manchester United on Saturday for a reported fee of about $56 million after signing a four-year contract.
The 28-year-old defender joins from Real Madrid, where he spent 10 seasons and helped the club win 18 trophies, including four Champions League titles. He also was a key member of the France team that won the 2018 World Cup. He joined Real Madrid in 2011 from French club Lens.
Varane was presented to the fans at Old Trafford ahead of United’s opening game of the Premier League season against Leeds, walking out with a United jersey and taking a selfie in front of a full-capacity crowd.
The deal comes almost two weeks after United signed Jadon Sancho, with the Premier League club paying Borussia Dortmund a fee of 85 million euros ($100 million) for the 21-year-old England winger.