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Raphael Varane comments on the interview with Cristiano Ronaldo. I desire success for my team.

Raphael Varane is the first Manchester United player to comment on the recently published interview with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Frenchman has joined Les Bleus in preparation for the upcoming World Cup, where they will attempt to retain the lucrative trophy they won in Russia in 2018.

Last month, during United's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Varane suffered an injury and was ruled out until the international break. Didier Deschamps chose to still call up the veteran central defender and has since confirmed he will be available for the team's November 22 opener against Australia.

Varane and Ronaldo played together during their time at Real Madrid. They contributed to one of the most prosperous periods in the club's history and won three consecutive Champions League titles for the Spanish giants.

The Portugal international has once again made headlines this week due to a "explosive" interview with Piers Morgan that will air in its entirety on Wednesday and Thursday. Ronaldo has expressed, among other things, his lack of respect for Erik ten Hag, how he feels "betrayed" by the club, and that he is being forced to leave Manchester United.

United are awaiting the completion of the interview before acknowledging the remarks.

When asked by Europe 1 Sport about the situation, Varane responded, "Obviously, it affects us." We pay attention to what is occurring and what is being said. We attempt to alleviate the situation in our own way, while avoiding becoming overly involved.

"What is occurring at the level of the media in the major clubs is gaining a great deal of momentum. Even more so when it's a superstar like Cristiano Ronaldo, so we try to maintain some distance, that is, we are not trying to change the situation on our own, we are part of a team."

He added, "I want the best for my team, so regardless of the decision, as players we will accept it and give our all."

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