Manchester United will reportedly not allow Alejandro Garnacho to participate in the Under-20s World Cup.
Erik ten Hag has seemingly rejected the youngster’s pleas, as speculation suggested that Garnacho was keen to represent his national team at the tournament.
However, Gaston Edul reported last night that United will not let their forward leave the club for international duty last month, despite Garnacho doing “everything he could to be there”.
Manchester United no dejó que Alejandro Garnacho juegue el Mundial Sub 20 con la Selección Argentina.
Hizo todo lo que pudo para poder estar. Quedó en claro que su camiseta es la Argentina.
Pronto lo vamos a ver con la Selección. pic.twitter.com/AsM1FCcCNB
— Gastón Edul (@gastonedul) April 28, 2023
Javier Mascherano, who coaches the Argentine youth team, had also made the trip to Europe to speak to club managers about releasing their players for the tournament. He appears to have had no luck when talking with Ten Hag, who wants Garnacho back in the Red Devils squad as soon as possible.
Why Ten Hag refused Garnacho’s pleas
Should he have gone and Argentina have made the quarter-finals, the 18-year-old would’ve missed the FA Cup final on June 3rd, in which United take on arch-rivals Manchester City.
Prior to his injury in March, Garnacho had been enjoying an exceptional breakthrough campaign and has often been labelled a super-sub for his ability to impact a game off the bench.
Ten Hag confirmed earlier this week that the academy graduate is back in training and will return to action very soon, where he’ll have the chance to add to his four goals and five assists for the season.