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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Garnacho will not be able to make his Argentina debut due to injury

Alejandro Garnacho will not be able to make his Argentina international debut in the upcoming friendlies against Panama and Curaçao. Real Madrid’s Argentine-born winger, called up by Lionel Scaloni for these commitments, injured his right ankle in the draw (0-0) between Manchester United and Southampton and will be out for several weeks.

“It’s hard to put into words how I feel right now. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to help my team and teammates in the next few games, which is a very important part of the season for us at United. I am disappointed to also miss the opportunity to be with my Argentina national team mates, in what would have been a very proud moment for me and my family.“, Garnacho said on his Instagram account.

The 18-year-old full-back came on in the 73rd minute against Southampton, replacing Jadon Sancho, when Erik Ten Hag He was looking for more offensive freshness than his team with a 0-0 draw and, after a foray into the box, he was brought down by an opponent who sprained his right ankle.

On the ground, with visible gestures of pain, he was treated for a few minutes on the pitch by the Manchester United doctors, got up, trampled on him, tested the conditions of his ankle and decided to continue with the match. Limping, he was replaced in the 90th minute by Fred.

United too He also confirmed that the 18-year-old striker will not participate in the Europa League round of 16 against Betis in Villamarín and against Fulham in the FA Cup.

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