Raphael Varane sends Manchester United encouraging vows after Southampton draw

Raphael Varane sends Manchester United encouraging vows after Southampton draw

Raphael Varane has promised Manchester United fans that they will continue to ‘fight until the end’ after Saturday’s draw against Southampton.

Man United dropped further two points when they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against The Saints at Old Trafford during lunchtime.

Jadon Sancho opened the scoring in the first half but his effort would be pulled back early in the second half through a decent goal from Che Adams, who had several attempts from range before his goal.

As a result of the draw, Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the top-four are slipping away as they are now 5th with 40 points from 24 games in the league, the same number of points and matched played as West Ham United, who sit in 4th.

United are now just one point ahead of 6th placed Arsenal, who have played two games less, and four points of 7th placed Tottenham, who have three games outstanding.

Speaking to BT Sport after the full-time at Old Trafford, the center-back was asked about United’s top-four chances (via Manchester Evening News) and he said: “We never gave up and we have to fight until the end.”

Manchester United endured yet another disappointing fate as Burnley when they blew up their lead early in the second half against Southampton.

United had a few decent chances to go three goals up at half-time but were only able to convert one, Jadon Sancho’s tap-in.

Raphael Varane vows Manchester United will never give up on their quest for a top-four finish after Southampton's draw
Raphael Varane vows Manchester United will never give up on their quest for a top-four finish after Southampton’s draw

Reflecting on the disappointing draw, Raphael Varane added: “We are disappointed about the result, it is not enough for us. We have to keep pushing.

“In last three or four games we have played much better but the result is not enough for us. We have to fight and be focused on the next game.

“It is the second time the beginning of second half has not been good enough and we concede a goal. We had good opportunities in the first half.”

Manchester United will face Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday in the Premier League, at Old Trafford, and will look to bounce back to winning ways.

United haven’t won in their last three matches in all competitions – losing 8-7 on penalties to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup and recording 1-1 league draws against Burnley and Southampton.