Argentine youngster Alejandro Garnacho has been called into an injury-hit first-team squad for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Norwich.
manchester united have welcomed the abandoned Canaries at Old Trafford, looking forward to what could be their second win in all competitions since February 20.
Ralf Rangnick does not have a few key first-team players in the country. Raphael Varane, Fred, Scott McTominay, and Luke Shaw are all in attendance, as well as veteran striker Edinson Cavani.
The absence has left holes in the team and both Garnacho, who is only 17 years old but has made a name for himself at the youth level this season, with another youngster Hannibal Mejbri being photographed arriving at a regular club hotel before the game in Salford on Friday. in the afternoon.
The Manchester Evening News has included a list of 19 confirmed names for Norwich – clubs with up to nine players – suggesting both youngsters be guaranteed at least a place on the bench, rather than just go with the seniors for game dates.
Hannibal, who joined Manchester United from Monaco three years ago, has long been highly regarded and the Tunisian international has been training with the first team since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations. He started playing last season and has been on the bench for some time in recent weeks, including the last against Everton, as well as Manchester City and Atletico Madrid.
But for Garnacho, Saturday promises it will be the first time even to get on the bench, giving the young Argentine an outside chance to play his first game.
He was called up to Argentina’s senior team last month, moved to Manchester from Atletico Madrid youth last summer, and has been making progress at the academy level – including encouraging United to reach the first FA Youth Cup final in 11 years.
The club continues to extend the impressive record of naming at least one school-developed player in each team day of games from October 1937 – 84 years, six months, and more.