Varela has been thrown in at the deep end by Louis van Gaal this term amid a defensive injury crisis at Man United.
He enjoyed a good performance against Wolfsburg in the Champions League earlier this term while the full-back was particularly impressive in the FA Cup against Derby last time out.
However, Genoa are still determined to wrap up a loan deal for Varela.
It remains to be seen if Varela has the quality to succeed at Old Trafford in the long-term but it would be disappointing if the club let him go now.
United aren’t exactly blessed with options at the back and the Uruguayan deserves a chance to cement a spot in the team having shown promise as of late. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, too, will be hopeful of more minutes on the pitch in the latter stages of the campaign.