Spanish talent Arnau Puigmal’s club season ended with a call up to Manchester United’s first team. His campaign is not over yet.
He has been featuring for Spain, and netted for La Roja’s under-18 side this week.
Puigmal was one of six Manchester United youngsters called up by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to train with the first team ahead of the final game of the season.
Only one, Mason Greenwood, ended up starting. United lost the game, and probably should have played all six.
Nonetheless it was a big step for Puigmal, who began the season with United’s under-18s, and was called up by the end of it to train with the first team.
On a high
Puigmal was a 2018 signing from Espanyol, who did not want to lose him.
He has been featuring for Spain’s under-18 side in the Slovakia Cup tournament, where England are also in action.
Puigmal scored for Spain in their 2-0 victory over Czech Republic on Monday, before coming off the bench in a 2-1 win over Croatia a day later.
He could well end the summer with silverware, capping a fine season.
Puigmal will not be able to rest for long, with United’s pre-season set to begin in July.
This is his best chance to really impress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, where he could get to feature for the first team in a friendly match or two, and make an impression.
His Spain performances certainly won’t hurt his cause.