Alejandro Garnacho.

Garnacho lands two international awards

Monday 13 June 2022 09:42

Alejandro Garnacho's performances for Argentina Under-20s has been rewarded after a stellar showing at the Maurice Revello Tournament.

The Manchester United forward, who was named our Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year and helped Travis Binnion's Academy side lift the FA Youth Cup, has continued his progress following the end of the domestic season.

After announcing his allegiance to Argentina, despite being born in Spain, the teenager has wasted little time in making a big impression with the South American nation.


As he noted on social media, he finished with four goals in four games in a competition previously known as the Toulon Tournament.

"Proud to wear this shirt," he exclaimed following his efforts for Javier Mascherano's side, with his latest strike helping earn fifth place with a 3-2 triumph over Japan.


The Reds winger was voted Revelation of the Tournament in recognition of his displays in the famous blue-and-white stripes. Venezuela midfielder Telasco Segovia earned the overall individual prize, following in the footsteps of some famous names, including David Ginola, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Juan Roman Riquelme, Mascherano and James Rodriguez.

Ex-United striker Mark Robins was leading scorer in the competition back in 1990.

Garnacho's superb free-kick against hosts France also landed the Goal of the Tournament award.


France lifted the trophy for the 13th time, after beating Venezuela 2-1 in the final. Nathanael Mbuku, who plays for Stade Reims, hit the late winner.

Garnacho should now be able to enjoy a break before returning to Carrington to start preparing for the 2022/23 campaign.