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Erik Ten Hag reveals timing for Alexander Garnacho’s return from injury

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By Jaime Spencer

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has said he expects teenage star Alejandro Garnacho to return before the end of the season.

Garnacho, who has become a first-team regular in recent months, was forced off in Sunday’s closing stages 0-0 draw with Southampton after coming on as a substitute himself.

With the injury following an impact in a tackle, the young Argentinian was later seen leaving Old Trafford wearing a protective boot and walking on crutches.

“It will take weeks, it is a serious injury. Once again, after Christian Eriksen, we have a serious injury after a contact” said Ten Witches Wednesday evening.

“It is difficult to make a diagnosis quickly. I saw it limp and that’s why I took it off.

“He will be back before the end of the season. We need to get him back as soon as possible and hopefully he’ll be ready.”


Garnacho revealed his disappointment of having to miss United’s upcoming games and withdraw from Argentina’s squad for this month’s home friendlies against Panama and Curacao, which could have seen him make his senior international debut.

“It’s hard to put into words how I feel right now,” she posted on Instagram on Tuesday.

“Unfortunately I won’t be able to help my team and my team-mates in the next matches in what is a very important part of the season for us Manchester United.

“I am disappointed to also miss out on the opportunity to be with my Argentina national team teammates in what would have been a great proud moment for me and my family.

“This is part of football and our profession, however I am already focused on my recovery. God taught me to never give up and I will make sure I come back stronger than ever!


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