Manchester United loanee Guillermo Varela has been forced into another surgery amid his loan spell at Eintracht Frankfurt after failing to completely recover from an ankle operation back in September.
The Uruguayan, who joined the German side on a season-long loan deal last summer, only played two games before picking up an ankle injury that needed immediate surgery.
He returned to action after having a screw removed from his ankle last month, appearing against Hertha Berlin and Arminia Bielefeld, but still felt discomfort.
It’s certainly a difficult chapter in his life, but the young loanee always in positive vibe, and admits it was right decision to accept the loan spell in Bundesliga.
“I talked to Jose Mourinho and we talked about my future and what would be best for me,” he said.
“He was very sincere towards me. He told me my playing time would be little so my decision was that I preferred to go.”
Mourinho played Varela in his first friendly as Manchester United boss against Wigan in June but then Frankfurt came calling.
Antonio Valencia is being regularly used in the right-back position in the current United squad so Varela future looks a bit uncertain.
But the Uruguayan admits he is focused on his fitness and not his future claiming: “I don’t know so far.”
“The most important thing for me is to get back 100 per cent to play until the end of the season. Then we will sit down together to see what’s best for the club and myself. Then a decision will be made.”
The Uruguayan will have to take care of his ankle a bit more from now on; because ankle injuries sometimes can be nasty, niggling afflictions that, if not treated rightly, can cause major problems that could well destroy his career.
Manchester United fans will be happy to hear that Varela will have to undergo only a two-week spell away from the field, and they’ll hope to see him in a good shape at the end of the season, ahead of returning to Carrington over the summer.