Alejandro Garnacho has suffered a ‘serious’ injury, according to Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United Football Club lost Alejandro Garnacho towards the end of the Southampton game at the weekend, after a bad follow-through by Kyle Walker-Peters.
Although the tackle was a fair one, Casemiro got sent off for his follow-through, while Walker-Peters was consistently praised for making a good, clean tackle. Double standards, eh?
Sadly, social media decided to racially abuse Walker-Peters after the fact. Obviously, we do not condone that behaviour.
The early word from Erik ten Hag was that the injury wasn’t too serious. However, it seems as though the problem is worse than initially feared…
According to the gaffer, in his most recent press conference, the United star has suffered a ‘serious’ injury and he will be out for ‘weeks’. Ten Hag has refused to place a timeframe on it, though it doesn’t look good…
“I can’t say exactly at this moment but it will take weeks,” he told reporters, including ManUtd.com.
“So it’s a serious injury I didn’t expect. A foul and a serious injury once again, after Christian Eriksen, a serious injury after a contact.”
Sadly, Garnacho is now going to be missing for the upcoming international break, when initially, he had been selected by his native Argentina. Now, the teenager will be made to wait for his international debut.
It’s just disappointing and I fully understand Ten Hag’s frustration. I’m not sure publicly admitting your disappointment in the referees is the right way to go about it – though it must be incredibly gutting to lose key faces at vital moments in the season, particularly when every 50/50 from United seems to get punished.
Hopefully, Garnacho can stay mentally strong and come back with a real point to prove following his injury.
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