Full Name: Guillermo Varela Olivera
Height: 171 cm
Nationality: Uruguay
Date of Birth: March 24, 1993 (24)
Weight: 70 kg
2nd Nationality: Italy
Birthplace: Montevideo
Foot: Right

Guillermo Varela (born 24 March 1993) is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a right back for Manchester United.

Officially the first signing of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, the tenacious right-back earned a dream move from Penarol after impressing on trial at United. Uruguayan Varela represented a modern attacking-minded right back. Very quick and composed on the ball.

Made his senior debut for his hometown club on 5 June 2011, in a 1–0 home defeat against Racing Club de Montevideo on the last matchday of Uruguayan Primera División.

Manchester United
Had a two-week trial with Manchester United after an impressive performance at the 2013 South American Youth Championship. On 7 June, Manchester United announced they had reached an agreement to sign Varela from Peñarol for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be a €2.8 million.

Real Madrid B
Joined Real Madrid reserve side Real Madrid Castilla for season-long loan in 2014 where he played 33 games for the Spanish team.

He was also included in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League squad for the first team.

Guillermo has represented Uruguay at Under-17 and Under-20 levels. Played at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where the team finished as the runners-up, behind champions France

Goal v Leicester – Goal

Club career
Years Teams Apps Gls
2010-13 Penarol (Youth)  1  (0)
2013- Manchester United U21s (£1.2m)  20  (1)
2014-15 Real Madrid Castilla (Loan)  33  (1)
National team
Uruguay U20  23  (0)


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