Manchester United ace Raphael Varane headed the winning goal against Wolves to get the season off to a positive start.

It was not an easy night for Manchester United, and fans watching on and hoping to see a goal glut were left on edge for 90 minutes.

Raphael Varane was an unlikely winner, having only ever scored one goal for United before this.

The 76th minute goal brought a combination of elation and relief around Old Trafford – and over in Germany where transfer target Benjamin Pavard was watching on.

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Pavard hails Varane

Raphael Varane was thrilled to head in Manchester United’s winner, which came from an equally rare source, an Aaron Wan-Bissaka assist.

The defender posted on Instagram to celebrate the win, and received a reply from France international teammate Benjamin Pavard.

Pavard reacted to Varane’s post with two ‘fire emojis’, showing how impressed he was with his pal.

The Bayern Munich defender has been linked with a move to Manchester United, via Sky Sports.

Pavard could sign for Manchester United

Benjamin Pavard has been linked with a move to Manchester United as a replacement for Harry Maguire, who was on the bench against Wolves.

Sky report he wants the move to United, and will ‘fight as hard as possible’ for the move as he is keen to experience a new challenge.

He saw international teammate Varane make a £34 million move to Old Trafford two years ago. It looks like he fancies making the same switch. His message tonight, while just two emojis, proves he is paying close attention to Manchester United.

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