What's the latest on Garnacho's return?

Friday 07 April 2023 22:30

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is confident Alejandro Garnacho will have a role to play before the end of the season.

The Academy graduate made his senior debut in the 2021/22 campaign and has firmly established himself in the squad this term, scoring four goals along the way. 

Unfortunately, Garnacho suffered a serious injury during our draw with Southampton on 12 March and the teenager has missed all of our fixtures since. 

During a press conference to preview our next Premier League match against Everton on Saturday afternoon, Ten Hag was asked to provide an update on when the youngster might return. 
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While the manager is reluctant to put a date on it, he is feeling optimistic – which is clearly great news for our supporters with so many games still to come. 

“We have something in our heads, but I don't want - he will definitely be back before the end of the season,” said the boss at Carrington. 

“I think he will be in the final stages, but I don't want to bring so much pressure on the medical and Garnacho to set a date when to be back.”

After suffering his injury in early March, Garna posted this message on Instagram: “It is difficult to put into words how I'm feeling right now,” he said.

“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.
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“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," he continued. "However, I am already focused in my recovery. God has taught me to never give up and I will make sure I am back stronger than ever!”