Manchester United faced Southampton on Sunday in the Premier League. Manager Erik ten Hag opted to take off Alejandro Garnacho as a precaution after a nasty tackle from Kyle Walker-Peters.
The story so far
According to The Athletic’s Mark Critchley, Ten Hag hopes that the injury sustained by the young winger is “not too bad” (via The Athletic).
The 18-year-old starlet was captured exiting Old Trafford on crutches and with his right foot enclosed in a protective boot.
The photo was taken following the Red Devils draw with The Saints on Sunday.
Alejandro Garnacho leaving Old Trafford on crutches and in a protective boot. pic.twitter.com/pO30PVMrqX
— Mark Critchley (@mjcritchley) March 12, 2023
Garnacho is scheduled to be assessed this Monday.
17 minutes against The Saints
Garnacho was on the pitch for a relatively short spell, coming off the bench to replace Jadon Sancho after 73 minutes.
The young winger went down writhing in pain after a challenge from the Southampton right-back.
He received medical treatment and bravely attempted to play on but was taken off for Fred in the 90th minute.
After the game, boss Ten Hag said:
“He was limping a little bit after the bad tackle.
“In the end, they brought on another striker, a big and tall one, and I didn’t want to take a risk. We were already down to 10 and with one player who is maybe 90%.
“That’s why I took him off, but I think it’s not too bad.”
The next time United take to the pitch will be against Real Betis. The second leg encounter takes place on Thursday night.
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