Man United defenders Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez will face off in the World Cup final between France and Argentina.
Since Erik ten Hag’s appointment as manager of Manchester United, the team’s defense has improved significantly.
The defensive partnership of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane has contributed to the team’s success.
Martinez was signed in the summer from Ajax and has quickly become a fan favorite due to his quality and never-say-die attitude.
Varane, on the other hand, appears to have overcome the majority of the injᴜry issues that plagued him during his first season and has been paired with the Argentine.
Their ᴜnexpected chemistry is one of the key reasons for their success. Both players appear to have a deep understanding of one another’s games, as if they have been playing together for years.
Martinez consoled Varane after the Frenchman sustained an injᴜry that he believed would prevent him from playing in the World Cup. This relationship is invaluable. Therefore, Ten Hag will hope that the World Cup final does not throw a wrench into his plans.
On Sunday, France and Argentina will face off in the competition’s championship match, and as fans are well aware, these contests can become extremely tense. Unless Lionel Scaloni changes his formation to a back-three, Varane is likely to start for France while Martinez is likely to be on the bench.
There will be a loser, and he or she will return dejected. United’s first match of the season will be on the 21st of December against Burnley. Typically, players would have a month or so to mentally recover from such tournaments before returning for pre-season.
It is unlikely that Martinez and Varane will play in this match, but United will return to Premier League action on December 27 with a trip to Wolves.
If United want to finish in the top four at the end of the season, this stretch of games will be as crucial as ever. Hopefully, Varane and Martinez will both be available and ready to play together by the time that game rolls around.
Manchester United’s sponsorship deal of £235m canceled
Technology company Team Viewer terminated its sponsorship contract with Manchester United while the season was still ongoing.
Teamviewer will no longer appear on the Manchester United shirt.
The company blamed Manchester United for its share price plunge. From now on, Man United has the right to find a new sponsor for the front of the shirt. According to The Sun, the company’s share price has lost 80% of its value since signing with Man United (from £ 31.65 to £ 10.55).
Earlier in March 2021, “Red Devils” agreed to sign a sponsorship contract from Team Viewer. This partnership helps the Old Trafford team earn £ 235 million in 5 years, and is also one of the largest shirt sponsorship deals in football history.
The tech company also reveɑled a number of other factors that have negatively impacted investment, including the instability in Ukrɑine and the impact of the pandemic around the world. Shares of the German technology company rose 5% in August after they hinted that they would not continue their sponsorship deal with Man United.
This is one of the big events that happened at Old Trafford recently. “Red Devils” have just bid farewell to Cristiano Ronaldo, an influential player around the world. After Ronaldo left, it was the Glazers’ turn to confirm that they were selling the club and is now officially terminated by the shirt sponsor.
On December 22, Man United will return to play with a match against Burnley in the round of 16. MU will not have the service of central defenders Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez due to the World Cup final. The two stars were given a week’s rest after returning from Qatar.