Alejandro Garnacho shares new Messi training picture as he marks end of a memorable week with Argentina

Alejandro Garnacho is preparing to return to Manchester after a memorable week away on international duty with Argentina.

Garnacho spent the past week away on international duty after landing a surprise call-up into the Albiceleste squad.

Despite being born in Madrid, Garnacho qualifies for Argentina though his parents, and accepted the call-up, where he has had the chance to train alongside Lionel Messi.

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Garnacho did not quite make his debut, in fact he was not even on the bench for either of Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers, despite them already locking up a spot in Qatar.

But the experience was a big step forward for the Manchester United talent, who at just 17, has been making a real name for himself.

Garnacho last night sent out a message on Instagram from one of Argentina’s training sessions, showing him battling it out with PSG superstar Messi.

With the picture, Garnacho wrote: “End of a nice week full of unique experiences. See you very soon.”

The United youngster has been left hungry for more, hoping to earn another call-up into Lionel Scaloni’s squad in the very near future.

Garnacho had to perform the ritual of signing a song in front of his Argentina teammates to mark his call-up to the squad, newspaper Ole reported.

While he was with the main squad and did not play for the first team, Garnacho did get some game time, playing in an Argentina under-20 match against USA, which ended in a 2-2 draw. This was his first match wearing the blue and white striped colours.

Upon his return, Garnacho must re-focus on Manchester United, and the upcoming FA Youth Cup final. United will find out their opponents next week when Chelsea take on Nottingham Forest in the other semi-final.

Garnacho’s next game will likely be with the under-23s against Leicester City on Monday night at 7pm.

Don’t rule out a first team call before the end of the season either. With Argentina keen to take a look at him, United boss Ralf Rangnick will surely be paying attention too.

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