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Manchester United’s Guillermo Varela to Become Team-Mates With Luis Suarez, Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani

Manchester United’s Guillermo Varela to Become Team-Mates With Luis Suarez, Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani

Guillermo Varela is about to become team-mates with Luis Suarez, Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani after earning a call-up to the Uruguay national team.

He’s only played eight times for Manchester United this season, but has done enough in those appearances to get a spot in Oscar Tabarez’s latest squad.

Uruguay have friendlies with Brazil and Peru at the end of this month where they will prepare for the Copa America Centenario kicking off in June.

And it looks like Varela could play a part in those friendlies as well as the special Copa America tournament in USA too:

It’s an incredible honour for the 22-year-old defender so early on in his career.

He’s only made 42 competitive appearances throughout spells with Penarol, Real Madrid Castilla and United.

But it’s the recent form at Old Trafford which has earned the full-back his call-up to the Uruguay top team and a place alongside Barcelona star Suarez, Atletico Madrid’s Godin and PSG striker Cavani.

Louis van Gaal has been forced to field young, inexperienced players regularly throughout the season due to an injury crisis, particularly at full-back.

Regular right back Matteo Darmian has had problems staying fit, while replacements Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia have all had their injury issues too.

Unless they can regain fitness between now and the end of the season, it looks like Varela could play regularly as United challenge for a Champions League spot as well as success in the Europa League and FA Cup.

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