Manchester United defender Guillermo #Varela has had his loan terminated by German club Eintracht Frankfurt, after his new tattoo became infected, according to BBC Sport.

The Uruguayan was instructed by the Bundesliga outfit, who face Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal Final on Saturday, not to get the ink and has now been sent back to Old Trafford with immediate effect. Frankfurt had been planning on extending Varela’s stay at the club, despite only making 10 competitive appearances in the season-long spell, but have now ended any speculation.

“We’d been thinking about a loan extension.

But that won’t happen. He’ll be suspended with immediate effect,” said the club’s sporting director, Fredi Bobic. “The club cannot tolerate that a player would defy instructions.”

Varela’s journey

The right-back joined Man United in 2013 as a 20-year-old from Peñarol in his home country, after impressing at the South American Youth Championships. However, Varela struggled to get into the first-team during his first season in England and was subsequently loaned out to Real Madrid Castilla, the Spanish giants' reserve side.

After playing 33 times in the Segunda Division B, the Uruguayan returned to Manchester and was named in the club’s Champions League squad, making his debut against Wolfsburg.

But a lack of game time saw him join Frankfurt at the start of the 2016-17 season. An ankle injury at the beginning of the campaign saw him out of action until February, before further complications kept him out for another two months.Yet, a strong end to the season, playing the last five matches of the campaign, put him in contention for an extension.

Future at Man United?

While he has yet to earn his first full international cap, Varela has featured on the bench twice in Uruguay’s most recent World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Peru. Finding a move away from Manchester United will become imperative for the 24-year-old if he hopes to be on the plane to go to Russia for the tournament next year, should the South American nation qualify, as breaking into the Red Devils first-team will be extremely difficult next season.

Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and makeshift defender Ashley Young are among those who have played at right-back in this campaign for the Old Trafford outfit, while youngsters Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe have also featured in the defensive role in recent weeks, so the Uruguayan’s future is resting on the hope that a club is willing to see past his unwillingness to listen to orders.