It was back in the summer transfer window of 2011 when Jose Mourinho, who was then the manager at Real Madrid signed a highly talented albeit unproven defender in Raphael Varane from RC Lens.
To say that he has progressed decently would be an understatement. Already a part of two UCL winning squads and the team that won the 2016/17 La Liga, it is hard to believe that Varane hasn’t even turned 25 yet.
In the Frenchman, Real Madrid have a defender who can serve them for the years to come.
It is due to his impressive displays that he has caught the attention one of the biggest clubs in the world in Manchester United.
And Sky Sports duly released a graphic comparing the Frenchman’s record last season to that of the Man United center backs.
But what caught everyone’s eye was not Varane’s record but the statistics accrued by a certain Eric Bailly.
Man United fans, who are very much aware of Bailly’s heroics were themselves surprised by magnanimous stats collected by the Ivorian.