Official: Man United agrees transfer of south-American wing back

Guillermo Varela has returned to Uruguay to rejoin former club Penarol on a permanent basis after he was released by Manchester United, ending his four-year spell in Europe.

The Uruguayan right-back moved to Old Trafford in 2013 in a five-year deal after he was spotted at the South American Youth Championship that year.

He was David Moyes first signing at United but failed to impress at the club, making just four appearances in the Premier League in four years.

He spent 2014/2015 on loan at Real Madrid Castilla and was sent out on another loan spell  by José Mourinho to German club Eintracht Frankfurt but was suspended after he got infections from a tattoo against the club’s order.

According to Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac,the 24-year-old defender was to play in the DFB Pokal final  before getting the infection that forced him out of action.

And Varela didn’t seem to be part of Mourinho’s plans as he rebuilds his team for the new season.

Mourinho is keen to add a wide-man to his squad before the transfer window closes and he is hoping to sign either Real Madrid star Gareth Bale or Inter Milan’s Ivan Periodic.

Man United face West Ham in the opening Premier League game at Old Trafford on Sunday and Mourinho will be hoping to start on a winning note.