07/06/2013 18:30, Report by M Froggatt, A O'Connor

South American Reds

Manchester United have agreed a deal with a Club Atlético Peñarol for the signature of Guillermo Varela, who could become the 11th South American to ply his trade at Old Trafford.

The defender's predecessors date back to the arrival of Juan Sebastian Veron in 2001, who was soon joined by Valera's Uruguayan compatriot Diego Forlan and paved the way for future Argentines Gabriel Heinze and Carlos Tevez.

Kleberson – signed by Sir Alex Ferguson 12 months after winning the 2002 World Cup – was United's first Brazilian and was swiftly followed by Rodrigo Possebon before current first-team Samba stars Anderson, Rafael and Fabio signed up.

Of course, right-wing powerhouse Antonio Valencia hails from Ecuador. Last summer's recruit, Angelo Henriquez, is a hugely-promising forward talent from Chile but has yet to play for the first-team.

Watch the video above to see highlights of the group in action.

More: United agree to sign VarelaProfile: Guillermo Varela


Premier League