When Manchester United announced their starting 11 for their crucial Champions League tie at Wolfsburg on Tuesday there was a surprise name on the team sheet.Guillermo Varela was handed a first start by Louis van Gaal in a must-win match for United, who need to better PSV’s result at home to CSKA Moscow.The defender is relatively unknown to United and football fans alike, so here are a few useful facts for you to take in before the match, which is live on talkSPORT.Guillermo Varela OliveraAge: 22Position: Right-backNationality: UruguaySigned for Manchester United: June 2013, for a reported £2.4millionFormer club: Atletico Penarol (Uruguay)Facts:He was David Moyes’ first signing in charge at Old Trafford, following a successful two-week trial.He made his debut on Saturday against West Ham as a second-half substitute.When the Red Devils signed Varela, then 20 years old, he had only previously made one appearance for Penarol.Varela spent last season on loan at Real Madrid’s B team, playing under Zinedine Zidane, scoring once in 22 appearances and impressing the Spanish giants. Guillermo Varela 1
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