Alejandro Garnacho is awaiting his highly-anticipated return to action, and he’s as excited as supporters are!
The 18-year-old has been out of action since March 12 after he sustained an ankle injury during Manchester United’s home outing with Southampton. It was later confirmed that Garnacho would be sidelined for the foreseeable future, with an exact return date unknown by the manager.
Prior to the injury, the teenager had been enjoying an exceptional breakout campaign and was making a name for himself across Europe, having contributed four goals and five assists in all competitions. His lightning speed, quick feet and skilful abilities have brought a real sense of excitement to United’s flanks every time he’s on the pitch and has the ball at his feet. He has been a success story in his breakthrough season at United, taking Old Trafford by storm like online roulette at Ignition.
What’s even better, is that Garnacho is a product of Carrington Academy. Granted, he joined a little later than the other academy graduates, as he made the switch from Atletico Madrid’s youth setup in 2020 – a quality piece of business from the United scouts and hierarchy.
Last week, the club tied Garnacho down to an extended deal with the club, keeping him at Old Trafford until at least 2028 – certainly a wise decision with his potential. The new deal should also ward off any interested teams as he continues to grow and develop as a Red.
Garnacho reacts to a positive season
Ahead of his return to first-team action, the youngster opened up on his new contract, the season so far and his eagerness to be back on the pitch when speaking to MUTV, saying:
“Thank you, [I’m] very proud. It’s a great day for me and my family. And I have worked a lot for this moment. I want to say thank you to the manager first because he gave me the opportunity. And of course, my family, all Academy coaches, and everyone [who has] helped me so much. I wouldn’t be here signing this new contract without their support.
“It’s been a positive season for me; scoring my first goals, helping the team on with my first trophy. It’s been a special year but it’s just the start. We have to keep working, we have more work to do. I want to say thank you to all the Manchester United fans for this incredible support. When I hear them saying my name, it means a lot to me. And I want to tell them that I’m giving 100 per cent every day to the team, and to make the fans happy.”
Over the weekend, the Argentinian and his partner shared that they are expecting a baby boy, so Garnacho will soon have his work cut out off the pitch too!