Manchester United wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho scores his first goal for Argentina u20s
Manchester United wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho has scored his first goal for Argentina with a stunning strike against Panama in the Toulon Tournament.
The 17-year-old’s strike in the 49th-minute proved enough for Argentina’s Under-20 side to see off Panama’s Under-23s.
Garnacho’s wonder strike moved the young La Albiceleste side onto six points from their first two group games.
The former Atletico Madrid youngster made a trademark run across the line of the defence and his blistering pace took him away from the defender who was left trailing in Garnacho’s wake.
Garnacho’s first touch set up the chance well, but the United whizkid found the top corner with a perfect shot from just outside the penalty area.
Alejandro Garnacho scores his first goal for Argentina
Manchester United fans will be hoping that Garnacho’s first international goal is something that becomes a regular occurrence under Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
The run off the left touchline is becoming something that the young Argentine is repeatedly bringing out of his playbook to devastating effect.
His first international goal is yet another landmark for the teenager who has had an unforgettable season for all the right reasons, unlike many of his Manchester United teammates.
Garnacho, who is the latest Argentine to have played for Manchester United, has had the opportunity to train alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for club and country during the season.
He fired Manchester United to their first FA Youth Cup success since 2011 and he ended the tournament with seven goals in six games, including a brace in the final in front of a packed stadium.
He made his first team debut as a substitute against Chelsea and also came on versus Crystal Palace in the last game of the season.
Alejandro Garnacho has said he has had his dream season and his first international strike is just the latest in what has been a season of achievements for the young superstar.