Recent reports suggest that youngster Alejandro Garnacho has agreed to a new long-term contract with Manchester United. The Red Devils had been trying to extend his contract for some months now, with the youngster raking up 21 appearances already this season.
Garnacho has been electrifying for United this season. The 18-year-old winger has helped the Red Devils by providing assists and scoring crucial goals in various tight games. United fans are certain that the young forward is one to watch for the future.
The Argentine is already giving a headache to United boss Erik ten Hag regarding team selection. Despite being 18-years-old, the youngster brings real quality and is a nightmare to defend against as seen on many occasions. It was quite obvious that Manchester United would do everything in their power to keep Alejandro Garnacho at the club as long as possible.
According to AS (via Metro), Alejandro Garnacho has agreed to sign a new deal till 2028 with Manchester United. The young Argentine is the club’s latest primary project of development. He has become a symbol for the young South Americans playing in the Premier League who want to compete at the highest level with a club as big as United.
Some fans believe that his playing style replicates the early stages of Cristiano Ronaldo at United. Whereas, some fans believe that he will be under the mentorship of Lionel Messi while playing at the international level. This will help him inculcate the best qualities of both the footballing greats. Few could only dream of training with both Messi and Ronaldo.
🚨 Manchester United have agreed a deal with Alejandro Garnacho to extend his contract until 2028.
🌟 Mufc’s very own Starboy has taken Old Trafford by storm with his hunger and drive supported by excellence
😮💨 Very good business done by #MUFC pic.twitter.com/y8U3CsCUqu
— FIVE (@FIVEUK) February 4, 2023
The young forward scored the injury-time winner against Fulham at Craven Cottage to secure all three points for United. He also provided the crucial assist to complete United’s sensational comeback against Manchester City. He currently plays the role of an impact substitution who changes the pace of the game when he steps onto the pitch. A similar pattern was seen in United’s most recent match against Crystal Palace.
Why Manchester United Have Shown So Much Belief In Alejandro Garnacho?
The whole of Manchester has already seen the growth of one of the all-time footballing greats at their own home ground. A certain 18-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Old Trafford and took the world by storm with his game.
By the end of his time at United in 2009, he had become a Champions League winner, three-time Premier League winner, and UEFA Best Player in Europe and won his first-ever Ballon d’Or in 2008, along with countless other honours.
The Manchester United board have laid out a similar plan to keep Alejandro Garnacho at the club for six more years. Marcus Rashford was another name from the academy being compared to Cristiano Ronaldo on a regular basis. He is on his way to reaching the peak of his career. It is now the club’s job to help the Argentine reach his full potential.
- Player Profile – Marcel Sabitzer | What Will be the Austrian Midfielder’s Role at United?
- Massive Injury Blow for Manchester United as Crucial Midfielder Gets Sidelined for Three Months
- Out-of-Favour Manchester United Defender Joins Championship Side on Loan
The 18-year-old forward has also repaid the faith that Ten Hag and United have shown in him till now. He always brings his maximum energy to the pitch and also makes defensive contributions. The only thing he currently lacks is the necessary experience in the top-flight and regular game time.
Erik ten Hag has mentioned that each United player will have to earn their game-time. The Argentinian winger has shown enough hunger to earn the game-time that he deserves. However, he will have to be patient to get regular starts, considering the competition the Red Devils have in their squad.
Manchester United will be thwarting certain interests from Real Madrid and Juventus once they complete the deal with Alejandro Garnacho.
Follow AD for the Latest Transfer Updates for Manchester United.