The youngsters were not required to report for duty with their national teams and were pictured enjoying themselves during the break. Pereira has been heavily involved with the first team recently, making his first-team debut against Ipswich in the Capital One Cup.
The Brazilian also came off the bench against Wolfsburg at Old Trafford and has seen his playing time increase dramatically in the past month or so. He scored on his full debut with a beautiful free-kick against Ipswich and is really starting to stake claim for a regular place in the side.
Back with my brother!
De volta com meu parceiro! pic.twitter.com/9B0w8rY7Oe
— Andreas Pereira (@andrinhopereira) October 11, 2015
Varela, on the other hand, is still a mystery to Man United. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Real Madrid and made 33 appearances for Castilla, Madrid’s second team. Varela was coached by none other than Zinedine Zidane during his time in the Spanish capital and the Zidane tipped the Uruguayan to go on and achieve great things.
However, Varela is yet to make his debut for United and it seems that time is running out for him at Old Trafford. After a promising loan spell, the youngster has been unable to kick on and work his way into Louis van Gaal‘s thinking. Varela is often pictured training with the first team but is still waiting for his opportunity on the biggest stage.
This could be a crucial season for Varela who, at 22, knows that if he doesn’t find himself a break soon he may need to start looking for opportunities elsewhere.