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Alejandro Garnacho signs new deal with Man Utd, close to return from injury lay-off

Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho has signed a new five-year contract with the club until 2028.

The 18-year-old has made 31 appearances for the club this season. He made his name in the club’s academy, leading United to last season’s Youth FA Cup title.

There was reportedly an impasse over his image rights, but they have negotiated it successfully.

Garnacho has contributed four goals and five assists this season, including some clutch moments in the dying minutes of games.

The former Atletico Madrid youngster received a call-up to the Argentine national team. But an injury sustained against Southampton last month prevented him from joining the squad.

Garnacho said (via Man Utd’s official website): “When I joined this incredible club, I dreamt of achieving my debut, playing at Old Trafford, scoring my first goal and winning trophies with this badge on my chest. 

“I feel very proud and emotional to have experienced these moments already, together with my family who have supported me every step of the way.

“We are all humbled to have this chance to continue our journey at Manchester United, and I have already begun to work on achieving the next set of targets and ambitions. 

“The manager and his coaching staff have helped me to improve in every way, and with their support, I am developing each day to help the team to be successful. 

“I am relishing the future and can’t wait to create more special memories with this group in front of our amazing supporters.”

United manager Erik ten Hag has also disclosed that Grnacho is close to returning to action.

He confirmed that Garnacho will join full training tomorrow, and they will monitor his progress.

United captain Harry Maguire missed their clash with Tottenham Hotspur yesterday. He will be unavailable for this weekend’s game against Aston Villa.

Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane are also out. However, Varane will be back for the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

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