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Manchester United defender Raphael Varane questions FA as new rules are implemented

Manchester United centre-back Raphael Varane has taken to social media to question the decision of the FA to implement new changes to rules ahead of the new season.

There will be longer minutes played due to the frequent delays to the game whenever the ball is not in play, while players and managers will be booked for any slight show of dissent.

Arsenal and Manchester City were at the receiving end as the new rules were adhered to by the officials during the FA Community Shield at Wembley yesterday.

Mikel Arteta, Thomas Partey and Julian Alvarez were all booked yesterday for something they would have easily gotten away with last term.

Varane is concerned ahead of the new Premier League season, and he took to social media platform X this morning to express how he feels.

Players will be walking on eggshells going forward due to some of the rules, and we are set to see plenty of red cards next season.

Partey and Alvarez barely touched the ball yesterday, but they still picked up yellow cards for slightly kicking it away.

The longer minutes will see games go longer than 100 minutes, and those who played at a World Cup in Qatar will already be familiar with it.

The only problem is that it would be happening over the course of a full season this time around, and more players are bound to suffer from fatigue.

With the FA keen to curb time-wasting, Varane, his teammates and other players will quickly need to learn how to get the game back in play as soon as possible anytime the ball goes out.

Man United kick off the new Premier League against Wolverhampton Wanderers next Monday and will be looking to start on a winning note.

Manager Erik ten Hag and his players must quickly get up to speed with the new rules and the implications to make the best out of the new season.

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