Some Manchester United fan gives Raphael Varane a new nickname following West Ham United’s lead over Manchester City at London Stadium.
Man United signed Varane from Real Madrid last summer in a bid to solve the crisis at the back by playing alongside either Harry Maguire or Victor Lindelof. But that didn’t go as planned as United are struggling to save their season by finishing in 6th.
Paul Pogba famously gave Raphael Varane a new nickname as ‘Champions League Varane’ after France’s famous win over Croatia in the 2018 Russia World Cup final.
Following his successful move to Old Trafford last summer, many Manchester United fans followed suit, thanks to the centre-back’s success in the European competition whilst at Real Madrid.
Now, a Man United fan has changed that to ‘Conference League Varane‘ following West Ham United’s shock lead over Manchester City.
Should United drop to 7th at the end of the season, then Varane would be joining the rest of his Manchester United teammates in playing in the competition next season.
United are fighting to finish in 6th position in a bid to qualify for the Europa League next season at least but that relies on West Ham’s results in their remaining two games.
The Hammers need two wins in their last two games to knock United off their perch and to put their Europa League qualification fate in their hands.
They welcomed Manchester City with 11 goals difference, compared to United’s 1. This means, they need to win their remaining two games, regardless of the scorelines, to finish 6th, as United wouldn’t be capable of beating Crystal Palace with 10+ goals next weekend.
But if they somehow lost to City or drew today, then they would hope Crystal Palace beat United next weekend and then they beat Brighton in order to qualify for the Europa League competition.
David Moyes’ side are currently leading league leaders 2-0 at London Stadium, which currently doesn’t favour Manchester United in any way but favours Liverpool, who are fighting for the title as well.
West Ham United will play visitors to Brighton and Hove Albion next weekend, and United would be hoping The Seagulls force West Ham to drop points at the Amex Stadium while they plan on beating Palace during the same time.