Alejandro Garnacho, a young player for Man United, has been a part of the first team on a long-term basis since his debut in April of last year.
Garnacho has expressed gratitude to Manchester United for helping him change completely both as a player and person while he was a member of the team.
After advancing in the academy and winning the FA Youth Cup, Garnacho, who was signed by United on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid in September 2020, is now an established member of the first-team squad.
Garnacho, a naturally quick and inventive winger, is said to have initially surprised academy coaches with the speed of his development; however, in light of his advancement, he has now agreed to a new five-year contract extension.
Garnacho has given numerous interviews to club media following the signing of his new contract. In the most recent one, which was just made public, he reflected on his time spent in Manchester over the previous few years and the influence that United has had on his burgeoning career.
Garnacho made sure to thank the team and reaffirmed his desire to keep getting better at every facet of his game.
In an interview with United’s internal media, Garnacho claimed that when the club signed him for the Under-18s two and a half years ago, “I was a totally different person and player. I will always be grateful to them for the values they instilled in me while I was a member of this club.
“They’ve helped me to keep advancing and getting to the place where, thankfully, I am now. I want to express my gratitude to the entire club and the academy staff because they made it possible for me to arrive here.
“I couldn’t have done it on my own. Although this was my first season as a full-time professional, I gradually had to keep working hard. I’ll be honest; I never imagined playing 30 games this season and scoring four goals. Now that I’m recovering from an injury, I’m hoping to play in more games. I had both very difficult and fantastic days.
“I want to support the group. It’s my first full season playing at the level of the first team, and I’m still a rookie player. I may have some good qualities and some that aren’t quite as good, but I really need to keep working on my game in all areas.
“I must amplify my strong points and repurpose my weaknesses as assets. “