Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela has opened up about his suspension at Eintracht Frankfurt after going against orders by getting a tattoo before the German Cup final.
He’ll be unable to join his teammates for Saturday’s massive fixture against Borussia Dortmund and has been banned by the club permanently.
Frankfurt officials who had warned him specifically against having it done were furious as he tried to justify the tattoo by claiming it was not very big.
Speaking about his future, Varela has opened up following his return to Manchester.
“My name is polluted. I wonder what Real Madrid should do with Sergio Ramos, who is tattooing every week,” he said.
“I cannot explain why I’m being so severely punished, and I’m not the only Eintracht professional to get a tattoo before the final, but only I was nailed to the cross for going against the manager.
“Before the 2016 FA Cup final [against Crystal Palace], we went out with several players and got a tattoo, and then we won. Now I wanted to repeat that because it brought us so much luck with Manchester.”
He joined United in 2013 and although he featured in Mourinho’s first game in charge, he was sent on loan having only made 10 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga side since joining them on a year-long loan last summer.
Varela will be very disappointed with himself, and it remains to be seen how Mourinho reacts to the situation.