Arnau Puigmal.

Biography

Spanish 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. The boy from Barcelona has quick feet and is calm on the ball, originally performing in midfield. 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.

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  • Position

    Midfielder

  • Country

    Spain

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Arnau Puigmal chats with coach Quinton Fortune out in Austria.

United youngsters hard at work in Austria Article

The Reds' Under-23s and Under-18s are embracing a pre-season training camp near Vienna.

Marcus Rashford in training.

Training could offer clues to selection Article

Our photographers were at the Aon Training Complex to track who was involved in Thursday's session.

United celebrate a Mason Greenwood goal against Norwich City.

U18s: Norwich 0 United 3 Article

Neil Ryan's side make it two wins from two Premier League Cup games, thanks to Mason Greenwood (2) and Arnau Puigmal.

Under-18s coach Neil Ryan watches on from the dugout.

U18s: Middlesbrough 3 United 1 Article

Arnau Puigmal scored at Rockliffe Park, but Neil Ryan's side suffered a first defeat of the season.

Another hot prospect signs a pro deal Article

Spain international Arnau Puigmal has followed Academy team-mate Aliou Traore in signing professional terms.

Heard about our new set-piece expert? Article

Under-18s manager Kieran McKenna analyses the early impact of our exciting Spanish import, Arnau Puigmal.

How to say Puigmal
says

Struggling with Arnau's Spanish surname? Phonetically, it is pronounced as Puge (like huge)-mal.

Settling in as a Red
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Puigmal flew to Austria for United's pre-season training camp in July, but only received his clearance to play in September.

Welcome to United
says

Spanish forward Arnau Puigmal joined in the summer of 2017, following an impressive performance against the club with Espanyol in the Med Cup.

What's his style?
ManUtd.com's Adam Marshall says

"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."

Introducing: Arnau Puigmal
Under-18s boss Kieran McKenna says

"He can handle the ball really well and is a lovely young man. His English is coming along, too, so he's settling well."

James Garner

U18s: United 1 Newcastle 1 Article

Arnau Puigmal's free-kick gave the Reds a share of the spoils against the Magpies.

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