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PICTURE: Angelo Henriquez has become the main man at Real Zaragoza

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United’s Angelo Henriquez has enjoyed a fruitful loan spell in Spain’s Liga Adelante with Real Zaragoza so far.

The 19-year-old striker has become one of their most important players on the pitch with four goals in seven appearances and off the pitch, he is now also a central figure in the team.

Henriquez took part in a recent promotional shoot for Zaragoza’s 2013/14 kits even though he has only been at the club for a matter of months, a testament to the impact he has had since he joined. For someone so young, he has settled down quickly in his new environment and is thriving off playing regular first team football.


There are really high hopes that Henriquez can fulfil his potential and become one of the best strikers in the world. As a player, he has showcased at every level so far that he has got the gift of a natural finisher that is almost impossible to teach a youngster.

Antonio Valencia has backed Henriquez to have an impact when he returns to United and his early exploits in Spain suggest he can but what he needs to make sure is that he maintains his good run of form.

United have four top class strikers in the first team already and the likes of Will Keane and James Wilson in the academy. We’re spoilt when it comes to strikers. However, a natural finisher like Henriquez will always have every chance of breaking into the first team because that sort of striker is a rare breed.

Henriquez will go to the World Cup in Brazil with Chile and if he can play as well as Javier Hernandez did in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, David Moyes will have to give him a chance to prove himself.