There is only so much longer Man Utd can manage the expectations building around Alejandro Garnacho. Is in argentina squad ? Check it out.
Alejandro garnacho : in argentina squad | world cup
|Full name||Alejandro Garnacho Ferreyra|
|Date of birth||1 July 2004|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
Garnacho joined Manchester United’s youth system from Atlético Madrid in October 2020. He won the FA Youth Cup and the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award in May 2022.
The month before, he had made his first-team debut at the age of 17, in a Premier League game against Chelsea.
Garnacho represented Spain at under-18 level, before making his debut for Argentina at under-20 level in 2022. He has been called-up to Argentina’s senior squad but hasn’t made an appearance.
Alejandro garnacho is in argentina squad
The exciting winger came off the bench on Thursday night to register two assists in the 4-2 win the Carabao Cup third-round tie against Aston Villa.
He has also scored in the 1-0 Europa League victory against Real Sociedad and made his maiden Premier League start against Villa last weekend.
Garnacho has played four times at Under-20s level for Argentina, after being born in Spain. Speaking after the Carabao Cup victory, Ten Hag said that it may be a big step for the youngster, and he needs to not rush into anything in order to continue to develop.
“It is difficult to say,” admitted Ten Hag at a press conference. “I don’t know of all the Argentina players, I don’t know.
Of course, I know a lot of players from Argentina. But what is it for [the] 26 players? What is available for them? And another thing is that it is a big step to go to the World Cup, where the best players in the world come together.
“It is a big step. And I don’t know if it is the right step for him. I think he has to keep his head clean, stay calm, work hard and develop, and go from game to game.”
Since breaking into the first team, Garnacho has had a big impact and has shown the ability that made him a name for himself in the FA Youth Cup-winning side.
When asked whether or not he could be a starter in the future, Ten Hag highlighted what the 18-year-old has to do in order to establish himself as a future Manchester United star.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is just around the corner, which gets underway in Qatar from November 20.
With just over a week to go before the action kicks off, the participating teams have begun to give shape to their squad by announcing their players.
While former two-time champion Argentina is yet to reveal its final list of players heading to the Gulf, it had declared the potential list of players, including teen Alejandro Garnacho of English giants Manchester United.
The 18-year-old is yet to earn his maiden Argentine national call-up, and making it to Qatar’s final list would be a significant achievement.
However, United head coach Erik ten Hag is not exactly happy with Garnacho’s early inclusion into the potential Argentine list and feels making it to the final squad will not be the “right step” for the teen.
“It’s difficult to say. I don’t know all the available Argentina players, what is available for them from 26,” the Dutchman reckoned after the Red Devils’ 4-2 triumph over Aston Villa in the EFL Cup on Thursday night, reports FotMob.
“It’s a big step to go to a World Cup, where the best players come together. It’s a big step. I don’t know if that’s the right step for him [Garnacho] and i think he has to keep his head clean, stay calm, work hard and develop. I think [he needs to] go from game to game,” added ten Hag.
Garnacho was sensational in United’s conquest against Villa, and ten Hag has warned him to keep working hard to keep up with the positive intent.
“It was good that he came on and showed that performance and had that impact in the game, to be able to assist, make the dribbles and run behind.