“I feel very proud” – Manchester United agree five-year deal with South American talent

General view of a corner flag at Old Trafford.

Alejandro Garnacho has signed a new long-term deal at Manchester United Reuters / Jason Cairnduff.

Manchester United have announced that Alejandro Garnacho has signed a new five-year contract at Old Trafford.

The South American talent has remained out of action since early March after sustaining an ankle injury in United’s goalless draw against Southampton. However, he has remained in the limelight due to one reason or the other.

In recent days, much has been talked about the Argentine’s desire to represent his country at the Under-20 World Cup.

But with the Red Devils still yet to guarantee their place in the top-four and scheduled to face Manchester City in the FA Cup final in early June, Erik ten Hag has decided to not release the player, who has proven to be an important asset off the bench for the former Ajax boss in late stages of the game. The 18-year-old came as a second-half substitute in the Manchester derby in January and set up Marcus Rashford for the winner.

Now, Garnacho is trending after deciding to commit his long-term future to United by signing a new contract that ties him down to the club until June 2028.

“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,” Garnacho told the club’s official site.

The exciting winger joined United’s academy from Atletico Madrid in 2020 and made his first-team debut under Ralf Rangnick against Chelsea last campaign. In his breakthrough season, Garnacho has been directly involved in 11 goals in 31 senior appearances in all competitions.

Now he’s an important part of Ten Hag’s side and will be back into action imminently. After United’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur, the Dutch coach confirmed Garnacho has returned to first-team training at Carrington.