Manchester United icon Scholes: I didn’t think Varela would make it

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes admits Guillermo Varela’s emergence has surprised him.

The Uruguayan has shone at fullback for United this season and his excellent form continued against West Ham in the FA cup quarter final, perhaps his best performance in a United shirt. 

“I think Varela has done better than I ever expected him to and I probably think he’s surprised a lot of the coaching staff at United, too,” he told United We Stand.

“As a lad at United, he was probably struggling to get into the Under-21 team at one point, so I think he’s been the biggest surprise of them all.”

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