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Talented prospect who impressed against United for Espanyol in the 2017 Med Cup to earn a move to Old Trafford.
Although being part of the squad that trained in Austria over that summer, he had to wait until September for his international clearance to be processed. An exciting addition to the Under-18 ranks, the boy from Barcelona has quick feet and an array of skills. He is an excellent dribbler and calm on the ball. "He's a really dynamic, technical midfield player who likes to drive forward and carry the ball," said former coach Kieran McKenna. "He can handle the ball really well and seems a lovely young man too. His English is coming along and he's settling well, so I am sure he'll enjoy his time at the club." Puigmal made valuable contributions to the United squad during the 2017/18 campaign, appearing 16 times in all competitions, scoring three goals. The Spaniard's first goal came in a 1-1 draw against Newcastle, before scoring a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Liverpool. The midfielder's third goal in United colours came as the Reds ran riot against Wolves in a 6-1 victory. Injury and international commitments hampered the end of his 2017/18 season with United and he had to show his versatility in 2018/19. He was often selected at right-back to develop areas of his game and it had the desired effect as he remained a threat going forward but added some defensive acumen to his style. International recognition with Spain's youth teams continued, illustrating the respect he has garnered, and finished with 14 appearances at league level, one goal and two assists.
"The boy from Barcelona has quick feet, an array of skills and is an excellent dribbler. He will shine once he's adapted to English football."
"He can handle the ball really well and is a lovely young man. His English is coming along, too, so he's settling well."