Comparing Raphael Varane’s 2020-21 stats to Man Utd’s current centre-backs

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Real Madrid‘s Raphael Varane is the latest centre-back being touted to bolster Manchester United‘s backline this summer. 

Goal report that Varane, part of France’s 2018 World Cup-winning team and a four-time Champions League winner with Madrid, is on United’s radar as the defender approaches the final year of his contract. It’s said he’s interested in a new challenge in a different league.

We’ve compared Varane’s 2020-21 La Liga stats to the corresponding Premier League output of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly to see how he compares to what they’ve already got.

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Harry Maguire – 0.8 (66%)
Raphael Varane – 0.8 (72%)
Victor Lindelof – 0.6 (75%)
Eric Bailly – 0.3 (100%)

Successful aerial duels per 90 minutes (success rate)
Harry Maguire – 4.1 (75%)
Raphael Varane – 2.4 (75%)
Victor Lindelof – 2.3 (62%)
Eric Bailly – 2.1 (56%)

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Interceptions per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 1.8
Eric Bailly – 1.6
Raphael Varane – 1.3
Victor Lindelof – 1.1

Fouls per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 1.2
Victor Lindelof – 1
Eric Bailly – 1
Raphael Varane – 0.5

Clearances per 90 minutes
Eric Bailly – 3.7
Raphael Varane – 3.6
Harry Maguire – 3.6
Victor Lindelof – 3.4

Passing accuracy
Victor Lindelof – 90.4%
Raphael Varane – 89.3%
Eric Bailly – 87.9%
Harry Maguire – 87.2%

Passes completed per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 67.3
Victor Lindelof – 64.1
Raphael Varane – 56.5
Eric Bailly – 55.9

Goals
Raphael Varane – 2
Harry Maguire – 2
Victor Lindelof – 1
Eric Bailly – 0


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