Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has been told to drop Raphael Varane against Leeds United, who Tim Sherwood believes has been ‘terrible’ since his summer move.
Man United signed Varane from Real Madrid last summer in a bid to improve their backline that already consists of Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones and Harry Maguire.
The four-time Champions League winner may have missed some matches due to illness and injury issues but whenever he plays for The Red Devils, his performance was well-received by the majority of the fans.
Varane was set on starting against Brighton and Hove Albion but got replaced by Victor Lindelof due to stomach illness.
Manchester United were forced to beat Brighton 2-0 at Old Trafford and bounced back to winning ways without the World Cup winner, with Harry Maguire and Lindelof pairing at the back.
Tim Sherwood was pleased with Maguire and Lindelof’s paring against The Seagulls but claimed Varane has been terrible since leaving Real Madrid for Man United.
‘If we talk about Raphael Varane, he’s got off the hook because he’s been terrible. He’s been terrible since coming to the club.
‘You’ve got Maguire who wants to defend the halfway line and Varane who wants to defend up there, so they’re not level with each other.
‘When Lindelof played the other night [in the 2-0 win over Brighton], United looked better, they looked better with those two.
‘It’s about finding the best partnership but then the manager has to be strong and leave out a player who’s won the Champions League and the World Cup.’
Manchester United will play visitors to Leeds United on Sunday in the Premier League and Raphael Varane is fit to feature against the Yorkshire side.
The France star returned to training on Friday and is poised to return back to the starting lineup.