However, ever since, Varane has bounced back. He now appears to have Ten Hag’s trust, something that’s not easy obtain given the Dutchman’s demanding style.
As United have gone four Premier League matches unbeaten, the 29-year-old has rediscovered his mojo to become an undroppable presence.
Both Varane and Martinez were able to nullify the threat of Roberto Firmino as the Red Devils beat Liverpool 2-1 at the end of last month.
They also helped United keep clean sheets in the victories over Southampton and Leicester that followed.
And the United star was impressive again in the club’s 3-1 win over Arsenal last weekend, successfully keeping Gabriel Jesus quiet on a raucous afternoon at Old Trafford.
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