The 21-year-old Uruguayan was having a confident start to his Manchester United career before he had to return to Uruguay due to a family emergency.
Having spoken with his agent on numerous occasions when he was back in Uruguay, he made it clear that Varela wanted to return to Manchester United as soon as possible and sure enough, Varela returned not long after.
Varela went straight back into the Under-21s side and helped our second half of the season revival that earned us a place in the Under-21s Barclays Premier League semi-final, where we will face Liverpool this Friday.
David Moyes confirmed that Varela was going to be included on the bench at one stage this season if he wasn’t injured, which indicates he really has impressed.
However, a loan spell would be the right thing for Varela to do. He isn’t ready for the first team yet and the Under-21s environment isn’t competitive enough to gain any real experience.
Manchester United might not be spoilt for choice at right-back but Varela will need to gain that valuable experience before he is given a sniff at the first-team, especially when you consider that Marnick Vermijl is surely ahead of him in the pecking order.