Alejandro Garnacho’s emotional post after making his official debut at Manchester United

Alejandro Garnacho daydreams. At just 17 years and 9 months old, he has already had the pleasure of debuting at Manchester United and knocking down walls with Cristiano Ronaldo, one of his idols, whom he described as the “greatest of all times” after the game on April 16 against Norwich in which CR7 scored a hat-trick and he went to the bench for the first time. Three dates after that meeting, the German coach Ralf Rangnick gave him the opportunity to make his professional debut in the Premier League, nothing more and nothing less, and the Spanish-Argentine striker shared his feelings on the networks.

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Video: the emotion of the Garnacho family in the stadium

“Incredible moment debuting at the age of 17 with Manchester United in the Premier League at the Theater of Dreams,” Garnacho wrote. on Instagram, where he published some images of what his premiere was. “I can’t put into words what I’m feeling right now, I’ve been dreaming of this moment since I was 4 years old. I want to thank everyone at the club for giving me this opportunity, my family for always being with me, my friends and all the fans for their constant support”, continued the young attacker who also had the opportunity to train with the other star of world football, Lionel Messi, within the framework of a call-up to the Argentine National Team.

Aware that this is just beginning, Garnacho, who became the fifth youngest footballer in history to make his Manchester United debut, warned that “the hard work continues to have more nights like these.” And she closed with a message for those who are fighting her: “Dreams really do come true.”

The other six Argentines who played for United

Juan Sebastian Veron (82 games)

La Brujita was the first Argentine to join Manchester United. He did it in the 2001/02 season, after breaking it in Serie A. The Red Devils bought the midfielder’s pass from Italy’s Lazio for around 42,000,000. of euros.

Veron at United.

Veron at United.

Although he arrived as a top reinforcement for Sir Alex Ferguson’s great team, Verón barely lasted two seasons at the Theater of Dreams: in total he played 82 games, scored 11 goals and gave 15 assists. Despite not meeting the expectations generated, the now vice-president of Estudiantes won the 2002/03 Premier League. After that campaign he moved to Chelsea.

Gabriel Heinze (83 games)

After standing out at Paris Saint Germain, Gringo landed at United in the 2004/05 season: Ferguson’s team bought him for around 10,000,000 euros.

Gabriel Heinze at United.

Gabriel Heinze at United.

In total, he played three seasons (83 games, with four goals and four assists) and, like Verón, he won only one title: the 2006/07 Premier League. His impact was from major to minor and a serious injury caused him to hardly play during his second season.

So good was Heinze’s start that in 2005 he was chosen by the Red Devils fans as the best player of the season, beating idols like Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo in the vote.

Carlos Tevez (99 games)

El Apache is the most successful Argentine in the history of Manchester United. He arrived at the club in the 2006/07 campaign, after a brief spell at West Ham. The former Boca played 99 games, converted 34 goals and gave 14 assists.

The striker was an important piece in one of Ferguson’s last great teams: he took six Olympic laps, including the 2007/08 Champions League. In that definition against Chelsea he converted the penalty of the shootout. In 2009, he was a substitute in the Orejona final that he lost to Messi’s Barcelona.

Tevez also played there.

Tevez also played there.

The story of Tevez and the Red Devils did not end in the best way: the striker crossed the street and put on the Manchester City shirt, where he continued to win titles. The fans never forgave him that “betrayal” and even burned the Argentine’s jackets…

Angel Di Maria (32 games)

Fideo’s time with the Red Devils was fleeting, lasting just one season. In 2014 the English club made a strong investment for the Argentine midfielder: he paid 75,000,000 euros to Real Madrid to buy his record. He didn’t do Olympic laps with the team…

Di Maria was only there for a short time.

Di Maria was only there for a short time.

In a case similar to that of Verón, he arrived as a star reinforcement but it cost him adaptation with the Dutchman Louis Van Gaal on the substitute bench. He had some short circuits with the coach, he ended up being a substitute and after that season (32 games, with four goals and 12 assists) he left for Paris Saint Germain.

Marcos Rojo (122 matches)

Boca’s current defender is the Argentine with the most matches in the English team’s shirt. Coming from Sporting Lisboa in Portugal, he arrived in the same market as Di María but stayed for six seasons at Old Trafford.

Red at United.

Red at United.

With a participation that went from highest to lowest (he was even loaned to Estudiantes de La Plata in 19/20), in total he played 122 games, scored two goals and distributed four assists. In addition, he won four titles: the FA Cup 15/16, the League Cup 16/17, the Community Shield 16, and the Europa League 2016/17.

Sergio Romero (61 matches)

As in the case of Rojo, Chiquito also played six seasons at Manchester United. He joined for the 2015/16 campaign (after playing for Sampdoria in Italy) and stayed until 2021, when he returned to Calcio to stop at Venezia.

Romero, another who spent several years in Manchester.

Romero, another who spent several years in Manchester.

His role was always clear: he was the substitute goalkeeper for David De Gea, who at the time was flirting with going to Real Madrid. In total, of the 61 games he played for the club, only seven were for the Premier. For the most part, the matches in which he stopped were for national and international cups. Furthermore, he won four titles, including the 2016/17 Europa League.

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