Four-time Champions League winner Raphael Varane believes Manchester United have the quality to become kings of Europe despite their shaky start to the season.
The Red Devils have made their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign, with Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace meaning they have taken just nine points from their opening seven matches.
United were also humbled at Bayern Munich in a Champions League opener that was far more one-sided that the 4-3 scoreline in Germany suggests.
Erik ten Hag’s men need to get back to winning ways in Tuesday’s Group A clash with Galatasaray and Varane, a multiple Champions League winner with Real Madrid, is confident this can be a successful continental campaign.
“I think that this competition is about details and you have to be efficient to win the competition,” the 2018 World Cup winner said.
“In the last weeks, I think what we can improve is to be more efficient in front of goal, with a very low number of occasions we concede goals.
“We need to create a lot to score, so that’s the reality of the top level. You have to be efficient to win big trophies.
“I think we have the quality in the squad to play and to win the competition.
“But we have to improve and tomorrow it’s a great opportunity to get the first points in the competition and to move forward and to improve.”
Asked if United’s squad is good enough to win this season’s Champions League, experienced Varane said: “Yes, I think so. I think the quality is in the squad.
“As I say, the competition is difficult. You have to take care of every detail, but we have a team with quality, with a good mentality and we have to make some improvements.
“It’s not the start of the season we expected but I still believe we have the quality enough to compete with the best teams in the world.”
Published: by Radio NewsHub