Juan Mata is happy for Guillermo Varela over his breakthrough at Manchester United.
Mata has also struck up a companionship with young Varela and the Spaniard is impressed by the way he has performed on the flank for United.
“I’m very pleased and I’m very happy for him because he is doing very good on the right side,” Mata told MUTV.
“He’s going forward, he’s defending very well, he’s being aggressive and he’s performing like he has been playing for 10 years before.”
“That is very difficult when you are young and in a stadium such as Old Trafford.”
“He’s a very competitive guy, he’s very good for the team and the dressing room so we are very happy for him.”