Moyes seals first deal as United land Varela
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David Moyes sealed his first signing as Manchester United manager on Friday as the Premier League champions confirmed the arrival of Uruguay defender Guillermo Varela.

Varela had a successful trial with United last season and Moyes has agreed to complete a deal to sign the full-back from Atletico Penarol for an undisclosed fee, even though the 20-year-old had played just one game for his club.

Moyes, who replaced the retired Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford at the end of the season, will be able to see Varela in action immediately as he is in Uruguay's squad for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Varela will provide competition for the likes of Rafael and Fabio da Silva, Patrice Evra and Alexander Buttner.

"Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement to sign 20-year-old defender Guillermo Varela from Uruguayan club Atletico Penarol for an undisclosed fee," a statement on United's website confirmed.