Alejandro Garnacho releases statement after injury blow against Southampton

Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho sustained an ankle injury in the scoreless draw with Southampton on Sunday.

Garnacho has broken his silence by confirming he will miss both of Manchester United’s matches this week, as well as Argentina duty through injury.

The 18-year-old left Old Trafford on Sunday with the help of crutches and a protective boot around his right foot.

With an update on Instagram, Garnacho has provided more clarity around his injury situation, which comes as a blow to United.

He wrote: “It is difficult to put into words how I’m feeling right now,” Garnacho posted on social media. “Unfortunately I will not be able to help my team and teammates in the upcoming games in what is a very important part of the season for us at Manchester United.

“I am disappointed to also miss the opportunity to be with my teammates of the Argentinian National Team in what would have been a great and proud moment for me and my family.

“This is part of football and our profession, however, I am already focused in my recovery.

“God has taught me to never give up and I will make sure I am back stronger than ever!

“Alejandro Garnacho”


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Garnacho came on as a 73rd minute substitute but was unable to finish the game after a challenge from Southampton right-back Kyle Walker-Peters.

The youngster will now miss United’s games against Real Betis and Fulham this week, and we won’t get an update on his fitness again until after the international break unless Erik ten Hag addresses the situation in his press conference on Wednesday.

We are all wishing Garnacho a speedy recovery!

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