Manchester United defender, Raphael Varane has sent a message to teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, describing him as a great competitor and a legend.

Varane said he feels good to play alongside Ronaldo in the same team, adding that Man United’s players have never doubted his value to the team.

The France World Cup winner insisted that any question marks against the wantaway forward have come from outside the squad.

With Ronaldo missing from Man United’s tour squad, Varane told BBC Sport: “That debate was outside of the dressing room.

“We know his quality. And we know he’s very famous. So we know a lot of people will speak about the performance of the team and his performance.

“Cristiano is a great competitor. He’s a legend and he always helps the team, so obviously, it’s very good to play with him.”