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Alejandro Garnacho issues update following injury against Southampton

Manchester United attacker Alejandro Garnacho has issued an update on the injury he suffered against Southampton on Sunday.

Saints full-back Kyle Walker-Peters knocked Garnacho to the ground with a sliding tackle. He had come on as a substitute, but United boss Erik ten Hag was forced to take him off.

Garnacho will miss United’s last games before the March international break. The 18-year-old will also miss the opportunity to play for Argentina after receiving his first call-up from Lionel Scaloni.

The United academy graduate will be unhappy about missing these games, especially the chance to play for his country.

Speaking on his social media (via Man Utd’s website), Garnacho said: “It is difficult to put into words how I’m feeling right now.

“Unfortunately, I will not be able to help my team and teammates in the upcoming games, in what is a very important part of the season for us at Manchester United.

“I am disappointed to also miss the opportunity to be with my teammates 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, 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!”

Garnacho has been enjoying a breakout campaign with United. Ten Hag is giving him chances with the first team, and he has impressed with his performances.

He has made 15 appearances in the Premier League, bagging two goals and two assists. The forward has only started four league games, but his contributions have been crucial.

The Madrid-born attacker contributed to United winning the Carabao Cup with two assists. He has also netted a goal in the Europa League.

United face Real Betis in the Europa League and take on Fulham in the FA Cup before the international break.

United will fancy their chances in both games. They beat Betis 4-1 in the first leg of their Europa League tie and should progress to the quarter-finals.

They are also the favourites to move on to the next round of the FA Cup ahead of the Cottagers on Sunday.

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