Raphael Varane is set to join Man United by next week.
The 28-year old World Cup winner will join the Red Devils after a deal in principle was agreed between Real Madrid and Manchester United.
The Frenchman will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s third signing of the summer after they signed Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton earlier this month.
His French compatriot Patrice Evra who played 273 times for the club is a long-time admirer of the Real Madrid defender.
He is the ideal partner to complement Harry Maguire in the centre of defence.
Evra told The Athletic: “Varane reminds me of Rio Ferdinand. Great with the ball, great in the air.
“He’s the complete centre-back. I remember my first game with (him for) the French national team and I was so impressed.
“He was so young yet so good with the ball, so fast and his anticipation was perfect.
“He’s calm with the ball and he can score too. It’s a top, top signing for Manchester United.”