Manchester United legend Paul Scholes emphasizes the significance of Casemiro and Raphael Varane’s experience for the club’s pursuit of a top-four finish.
In their recent 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, both Casemiro and Varane played pivotal roles, contributing to the team’s success. Casemiro demonstrated his dominance by winning numerous duels, making recoveries, and clearances, and creating a significant chance.
Meanwhile, Varane showcased his defensive prowess with crucial duels won and clearances made throughout the match. Scholes highlights the impact of having these seasoned players alongside younger talents in the starting lineup.
He expressed his belief that their presence adds a layer of quality and assurance to the team, regardless of their performances. Scholes stated:
“In the last two or three weeks, with all the players back, I’ve felt they’ve got a chance for a top-four finish, and I think they will achieve it because they have the experience returning to the team. They have a lot of young players, but when you have Casemiro and Varane alongside them, it makes a significant difference to your team, providing a touch of quality.
Sometimes, it’s not just about their performance; it’s about having their names on the team sheet. It gives the impression that they have a strong and established squad.”
Manchester United has faced challenges this season due to the absence of Casemiro and Varane for extended periods.
However, with these Real Madrid veterans available, they possess the potential to elevate the team’s performance significantly. Currently, sixth in the Premier League, United trails fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by six points.