Uruguayan defender Guillermo Varela has left Manchester United to return to his home-town club Penarol.
The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt, where he made 11 appearances.
He was suspended by the German clubin May when he suffered an infection after getting a tattoo against orders.
Varela became the first player to sign under David Moyes’ reign at Old Trafford, when he joined on a five-year deal in 2013.
United’s official Twitter account posted a message reading:
.@Guille_Varela4 has left #MUFC to rejoin Penarol. All the best for the future, Guillermo!’
Varela was hopeful of a move throughout the summer and a source close to him told the Manchester Evening News earlier this month that he wanted ‘personal tranquility’.
They continued: ‘The player decided it after how badly he was treated in Frankfurt. His experience in Europe was not good. In 2017-18, Guillermo would have been making only £4,000 per week.’
He went on loan to Real Madrid Castilla in Spain the following summer, having failed to make an appearance for United.
On his return, in 2015-16, he featured just four times in the Premier League.
He scored an injury-time winner to help United clinch the Under-21 Premier League title in April 2016.
Earlier this month, the Manchester Evening News cited a source close to the player as saying:
“Guillermo decided to play in Penarol for personal tranquillity.
“The player decided it after how badly he was treated in Frankfurt. His experience in Europe was not good. In 2017-18, Guillermo would have been making only £4,000 per week.”