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"It is difficult to put into words..." - Man Utd star reveals injury setback ahead of Real Betis clash

Ryan Smart

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"It is difficult to put into words..." - Man Utd star reveals injury setback ahead of Real Betis clash

Manchester United wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho has posted an update after suffering an injury against Southampton on Sunday.

The Argentinian entered the action at Old Trafford as a 73rd-minute substitute, but had to be replaced in added time after a challenge from Kyle Walker-Peters.

The extent of the 18-year-old's injury has yet to be confirmed, although United have stated he is set for 'a spell on the sidelines'.

Garnacho was, however, spotted on crutches outside Old Trafford after the game, and Diario Ole claim he has suffered an ankle ligament injury.



The Argentinian has now confirmed that he has been forced to withdraw from the Argentina senior squad for their upcoming friendlies against Panama (March 23) and Curacao (March 28). He was in line to make his senior international debut were he to be fit.

For United, he is set to miss Thursday's Europa League last 16 clash against Real Betis, and Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final tie against Fulham.

Garnacho posts Man Utd injury update


Posting to Instagram (via the official United website), Garnacho said: "It is difficult to put into words how I'm feeling right now.

"Unfortunately, I will not be able to help my team and team-mates in the upcoming games, in what is a very important part of the season for us at Manchester United.

"I am disappointed to also miss the opportunity to be with my team-mates of the Argentina national team, in what would have been a great and proud moment for me and my family.

"This is part of football and our profession. However, I am already focused in my recovery.


"God has taught me never to give up and I will make sure I am back stronger than ever!"

United are yet to confirm the extent of the 18-year-old's injury, or the timeframe in which he will return - but the player's statement appears to indicate he could be out of action until at least the beginning of April.

Erik ten Hag's side are back in Premier League action, post-international break, when they take on Newcastle on April 2.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Alejandro Garnacho, Premier League

Ryan Smart
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