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Man United fans think Alejandro Garnacho is set for Argentina World Cup call up after manager Lionel Scaloni's comments

Josh Lawless

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Man United fans think Alejandro Garnacho is set for Argentina World Cup call up after manager Lionel Scaloni's comments

Excited Manchester United fans are hopeful of Alejandro Garnacho being handed a late call-up to the Argentina squad after manager Lionel Scaloni's comments.

Scaloni named his 26-man Argentina World Cup squad last week and La Albiceleste have been in the United Arab Emirates for training and a friendly, which ended in a 5-0 thrashing on Wednesday night.

Angel di Maria struck twice, with Lionel Messi, Julian Alvarez and Joaquin Correa all on target. Argentina stretched their unbeaten run to 36 games and should they avoid defeat against Saudi Arabia, will match Italy's undefeated world record.

The Copa America winners are flying high but Scaloni has hinted at making some changes to the side before their campaign gets underway.

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Argentina have four injured players at the moment, with Cristian Romero, Nicholas Gonzalez, Paulo Dybala and Alejandro 'Papu' Gomez all struggling.

"We have days to decide," Scaloni is quoted as saying.

"There are some players who are physically troubled. The truth is that we are not sure that these 26 players are all in the squad, luckily, we have days to decide if we have to make any modifications.”

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And United fans are optimistic that their new 18-year-old star Garnacho could be in the frame as a wildcard pick.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Garnacho has been called up to Argentina's senior squad in the past but is yet to make an appearance for his country.

However, he has broken into the United first-team of late and struck against Real Sociedad and Fulham - the latter a last-gasp winner at Craven Cottage.

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The former Atletico Madrid youngster also laid on a glorious assist for Scott McTominay against Aston Villa and United fans reckon he's worth including:

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Argentina are able to change their squad within 24 hours of their first game, which takes place on Tuesday 22 November.

Following the clash with Saudi Arabia, Argentina take on Mexico and Poland in Group C.

Featured Image Credit: Argentina & Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Alejandro Garnacho, Argentina, Football World Cup

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