Some Manchester United supporters are concerned that Alejandro Garnacho’s season may be ended, according to sources in Argentina.
The Reds’ breakout star this season, the winger, was forced off in the final moments of Sunday’s goalless draw with Southampton after collapsing under a push from Saints right-back Kyle Walker-Peters. He was seen exiting Old Trafford with a protective boot on and crutches shortly after the final whistle.
Of course, it was too soon for manager Erik ten Hag to disclose the seriousness of the injury in his post-match press conference, though he did admit he had taken him off as a precaution.
According to Ten Hag: “He was limping slightly as a result of a harsh tackle. But in the end, I thought they bring on another striker, a tall one, because I didn’t want to take a risk, and we were already down to 10, so I took him off, but I don’t think it’s that bad.”
Although United is yet to formally clarify the seriousness of the youngster’s injury and what it is, initial investigations in Argentina have revealed that it is worse than initially believed. It means he’ll miss Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Curacao at the end of the month, as well as the chance to make his senior debut. He was called up to the first-team squad for the first time last year, but he didn’t play a single minute.
Although United has yet to formally confirm the extent and nature of the 18-year-injury old’s at the time of writing, some United supporters believe he might be out for a long time, with some believing his season is done. Although being well-stocked in many areas, the Reds’ injury and suspension issues have been increasing in recent weeks, so the loss of another key player would be devastating.
Some Manchester United fans have responded to rumors that Garnacho’s condition is worse than initially thought:
Ten Hag will almost definitely provide an update on Garnacho’s status when he speaks to the media ahead of United’s Europa League match against Real Betis later this week.