Mourinho: Varane can be better then Blanc

Jose Mourinho said that his young defender from France, Rafael Varane (18 years old) has ability to become one of the best defenders: “Varane has the same intelligence, the same calmness on the ball and the same presence as Laurent Blanc on the pitch.”

“But with all due respect to Blanc, Varane is much faster. For now, he is still a kid. But I hope and think that when he reaches maturity at 26-27 he will be better than Blanc.”