United are set to announce the £42million deal for Varane, with the Frenchman on the verge of becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's third arrival of a busy summer transfer window for the club after Jadon Sancho was signed for £73million earlier this monthInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Former left-back Evra, who played 273 times for the club, has also been a long-time admirer of his 28-year-old compatriot.
And he is in no doubt Varane bears similarities to Red Devils legend Ferdinand, who won six Premier League titles and the Champions League at Old Trafford between 2002 and 2014.
Evra played alongside Ferdinand in defence for eight years, between 2006 and 2014
Evra says Varane reminds him of Rio Ferdinand because of his speed and anticipation
The former United left-back told The Athletic: 'Varane reminds me of Rio Ferdinand. Great with the ball,