Could Alejandro Garnacho sneak into Argentina’s World Cup squad? Man United fans call for Lionel Scaloni to call up teen talent after national boss admitted FOUR players in squad are nursing injuries
- Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has hinted he may re-shuffle his 26-man squad
- The Copa America champions have a number of injuries in their current team
- It’s lead to Man United fans calling for Alejandro Garnacho to be called up
- The 18-year-old has been in scintillating form for the Red Devils this season
Manchester United fans are convinced that youngster Alejandro Garnacho should be called up to the Argentina squad as they continue to struggle with an injury crisis.
The 18-year-old has been a revelation for Erik ten Hag’s side this year having established himself within the first-team set-up at Old Trafford.
And with Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni suggesting he will re-shuffle his 26-man squad due to growing injury concerns, United fans were quick to suggest Garnacho should be one of the players heading to Qatar.
Alejandro Garnacho poses for a picture with Lionel Messi at Argentina training earlier this year
Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has suggested he may have to alter his current 26-man squad
At a press conference last night, Scaloni said: ‘There’s a possibility that our 26 man list for the World Cup could change. Let’s see’
‘There are players who are not 100% well. We want to be cautious. We want to see their evolution’.
‘We have days to decide. There are some players who are physically troubled.
‘The truth is that we are not sure that these 26 players are all in the squad, luckily, we have days to decide if we have to make any modifications.’
Two of Argentina’s biggest names, Cristian Romero and Paulo Dybala, were both absent from their 5-0 win over UAE on Wednesday night.
Tottenham defender Cristian Romero remains a doubt having not played in recent weeks
Garnacho celebrates scoring a 90th minute winner for Man United in their trip to Fulham
With the injury concerns growing, United fans believe that their young star Garnacho should earn a debut call-up to the first-team.
‘Get my boy Alejandro on the plane’, one fan wrote. ‘Garnacho WC masterclass incoming,’ another said – seemingly presuming he’s already been called-up.
‘We might see out starboy Garnacho at the WC!!’, one passionate United fan wrote as they added some ‘praying hands’ emojis.
‘Garnacho going to the World Cup by the end of the week’, one user confidently claimed.
In a more demanding tone, one user said: ‘TAKE GARNACHO’.
United fans were not afraid to make their feelings known as they vented on social media
Luckily for Scaloni, his side were not blighted by their current injury crisis and still cruised to a 5-0 win over UAE last night.
Goals from Man City’s Julian Alvarez, Inter Milan’s Joaquin Correa, Lionel Messi and a brace from Di Maria helped Scaloni’s side run riot at the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium.
Messi’s goal was the pick of the bunch as smashed a right-footed effort past the goalkeeper having beaten one of the defenders with a neat piece of skill.
It’s a promising way to come into the World Cup, as Scaloni’s side extended their unbeaten run to 36 games.
Angel di Maria scored twice to help Argentina claim a 5-0 win over United Arab Emirates
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