Varane Scoffs At New Rules Introduced For Upcoming Season

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has hit out at some new rules that will be introduced for the upcoming Premier League season.

Varane Scoffs At New Rules Introduced For Upcoming Season

The Football Association intends to clamp down on time wasting by adding more minutes during stoppage time while players will more easily be booked for the slightest misconduct.

13 minutes of stoppage time was played in Sunday's Community Shield encounter between Manchester City and Arsenal, with the Gunners winning on penalties after finding an equaliser in the 11th minute of stoppage time.

In an era where players are complaining about the number of games they are being subjected to, Varane says adding more minutes to combat time wasting is not the way to go.

He tweeted on Monday morning: “We had a meeting last week with the FA. They recommended from the referees new decisions and rules.

“From the managers and players, we have shared our concerns for many years now that there are too many games, the schedule is overcrowded, and it’s at a dangerous level for players’ physical and mental well-being.

“Despite our previous feedbacks, they have now recommended for next season: longer games, more intensity, and less emotions to be shown by players. We just want to be in good condition on the pitch to give 100 per cent to our club and fans. Why are our opinions not being heard?”

“As a player I feel very privileged to do the job I love every day but I feel these changes are damaging our game,” Varane added.

“We want to be at our maximum level, the best we can be and put on amazing performances for fans to celebrate every week.

“I believe it is important that we, players and managers, highlight these important issues as we want to protect the game we love and give the fans our best.”