Garnacho has made a fantastic breakthrough into the Man United first team this season and it looks like he’s not afraid to push harder.
Alejandro Garnacho has apparently hinted that he would like to take over the vacant number seven shirt next season.
The club’s iconic number is currently vacant following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Old Trafford in November. The superstar was initially granted a Premier League waiver to take over Edison Cavani’s shirt after the start of the 2021-22 season.
A catalog of United legends attracted the No7 including Eric Cantona, David Beckham and George Best. And it looks like Garnacho is planning to become the next player to receive this honor.
The 18-year-old, who currently wears number 49, liked a tweet that read, “Give Garnacho shirt 7.” The teenager signed a new five-year contract on Friday, securing his long-term future after a historic season.
Fans are sure the similar tweet is a hint that the player is hoping to get the legendary shirt number for next season. Here’s what some of them had to say on social media:
@alfred_ayodeji9: Garnacho wants number 7
@AJ_UTD20: Garnacho is wearing #7 next season, you’d love to see it
@TomMarks03: Garnacho has already done so much more to deserve it, I love Sancho, but you can’t reward him with a 7 for his accomplishments, that sends the wrong message.
@Alo2Jesufemi: Ronaldo was given number 7 early in his United career and he was one of the best to wear the shirt, although I don’t really support giving Garnacho now, it could work tbh
Garnacho hasn’t played since suffering an ankle injury in March but gave fans a boost after he was pictured returning to team training on Friday. There’s a chance the winger will be included in the squad for Sunday’s clash against Aston Villa.
United value him so much they won’t allow the young talent to represent Argentina at next month’s U20 World Cup amid an important start-up spell. This suggests he will build on his 29 first-team appearances this season.
The youngster has scored four goals and provided five assists since making his debut against FC Sheriff in October in the Europa League group stages. Highlights include an injury time winner against Fulham in November and an assist for Marcus Rashford’s winner against Manchester City in January.