Football is an interesting sport that witnesses the rise and fall of professional players within a blink of an eye. Just months after missing out on a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Premier League giant Manchester United’s wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho has been named in the Argentine squad which will face Panama and Curaçao in upcoming international friendlies.
Played for Spain U18 and Argentina U20
The Madrid-born winger played for his birth country Spain in three appearances, before switching his allegiance to Argentina during his U20 days. But La Albiceleste’s squad depth in Qatar last year meant Garnacho was not named in Luis Scaloni’s final 26-man team. As things stand, should the United player play in the quadrennial tournament that was first held in a Middle-Eastern state, he would have become a World Cup winner during his teenage years by now.
Four Goals for Manchester United This Season
The teenage sensation had been an influential figure to Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United, as the Dutchman likes to deploy his young Argentine winger when the squad lacks pace and volatility in a game, especially in late minutes. Since making his professional debut back in the 2021/2022 Season, Garnacho had scored four goals for the Red Devils, including a beautiful curled strike against West Ham United in the FA Cup Fifth Round last Wednesday. His continued excellent of displays of football skills earned the respects of teammates, with many already applauding the player’s pressure management pressure at a naive age.
Who Else Made It?
Luis Scaloni’s outstanding management led La Albiceleste to its third ever world title, and he was awarded a contract extension till 2026 as a result.
All 11 members of La Albiceleste’s starting line-up that beat France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final had all named in his latest squad that will play in two international friendly matches, including Golden Ball, Golden Glove and Young Player winners Lionel Messi, Emi Martínez and Enzo Fernández. The first of these two friendlies will see seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi leading his team with a renewed blue and white jersey that will be added with an additional star on the team logo as well as the world cup badge.
Franco Armani (River Plate), Gerónimo Rulli (Ajax), Emi Martínez (Aston Villa); Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), Nehuén Pérez (Udinese), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United), Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon), Marcos Acuña (Sevilla), Lautaro Blanco (Elche); Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Enzo Fernández (Chelsea), Máximo Perrone (Manchester City), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Facundo Buonanotte (Brighton and Hove Albion), Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton and Hove Albion), Valentín Carboni (Inter); Ángel Di María (Juventus), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Emi Buendía (Aston Villa), Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain), Paulo Dybala (Roma), Lautaro Martínez (Inter), Julián Álvarez (Manchester City), Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United), Nicolás González (Fiorentina), Papu Gómez (Sevilla).
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