Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has addressed the recent defensive lineup choices in a press conference. The Dutchman explained the limited playing time for Varane, saying, “I have no problem with Varane, none at all. I chose this defense for tactical reasons. Last year Varane played and Maguire was on the bench, now Harry is playing very well and it’s normal to have internal competition.”
Ten Hag’s comments come after questions were raised about the reduced appearances of Varane in the team’s defense. The manager’s assurance of having no issues with the player and citing tactical decisions sheds light on the internal dynamics of the team’s lineup choices.
Despite the explanation, Varane’s limited playing time has led to speculation and discussions among the fans and pundits. The competition for defensive positions within the team remains a point of interest as the season progresses.