Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho is enjoying a very busy and productive week on and off the pitch.

Garnacho signed his first professional contract with the club this week, after turning 17 earlier this month. The former Atletico Madrid prospect described the move as a ‘dream come true’.

The teenager followed this up by coming off the bench to score in Manchester United’s under-23 win over Stalybridge Celtic on Tuesday night. He netted the fourth after rounding the goalkeeper as United won 5-1.

Manchester United v Newcastle United: U18 Premier League
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Garnacho is back on duty with the under-18s for now, who are taking part in a mini-tournament.

United kicked off by beating Tottenham Hotspur’s under-18s 2-1, and Garnacho bagged both goals.

Garnacho scored seven goals last season for the under-18s. With several players moving up to the under-23s, Garnacho could play a prominent role this season, and make the step up himself.

 

Pre-season youth tournament

This tournament match was the first and United are off to a strong start. Chelsea and Wolves are the other two teams taking part.

Another two games will take place on Friday and then Saturday, with the first and second teams in the mini-league contesting a final on the Sunday. Third and fourth will hold a play-off.

The early win gives United’s under-18s a good chance of finishing inside the top two, although the match against Chelsea in particular will be a tough test due to their consistently strong youth record.

Garnacho has had a big week to date, with three goals and a pro contract. It would not be a surprise to see him add to his tally.

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