Raphael Varane’s brother slams comparisons with Manchester United star

The 22-year-old is looking to forge his own football career but finds himself in a tricky position given the huge achievements of his older brother in the professional game.

The more established Varane is a household name across Europe with four Champions League titles and a World Cup victory under his belt, while Jonathan has just broken into the Sporting Gijon first-team.

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Jonathan, who plays in midfield as opposed to at centre-back like his brother, has already fulfilled his dream of making it as a professional footballer, though his own success is often unfairly judged when compared with Raphael.

In a recent interview, the youngster was asked about the success of his older half brother and hit back at the incessant comparisons made between the pair.