Alejandro Garnacho confirms Man Utd future as John Murtough explains how he earned contract extension

Manchester United have confirmed that Alejandro Garnacho has committed his long-term future to the club via a new contract.

Garnacho has been one of the most exciting aspects within a season of progress for Man Utd under Erik ten Hag. The winger has become a regular sight in the Man Utd first team, quickly making an impact.

So far this season, Garnacho has scored four goals from 29 appearances in all competitions for Man Utd. He had previously only played twice for their first team, making this a breakthrough year for him.

His contract, though, was only due to last until the end of next season. Therefore, Garnacho has been catching the attention of some other clubs.

With that in mind, it recently became a priority for Man Utd to tie Garnacho down to a longer deal. And now, they have confirmed that he has signed a contract extension until 2028.

After the announcement, Garnacho told the club’s official website: “When I joined this incredible club, I dreamt of achieving my debut, playing at Old Trafford, scoring my first goal and winning trophies with this badge on my chest.

“I feel very proud and emotional to have experienced these moments already, together with my family who have supported me every step of the way.

“We are all humbled to have this chance to continue our journey at Manchester United and I have already begun to work on achieving the next set of targets and ambitions.

“The manager and his coaching staff have helped me to improve in every way, and with their support, I am developing each day to help the team to be successful.

“I am relishing the future and can’t wait to create more special memories with this group, in front of our amazing supporters.”

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Murtough reflects on Alejandro Garnacho rise

Man Utd football director John Murtough added: “Alejandro has really dedicated himself to achieving the objectives that the club set out for him since he arrived in Manchester.

“His talent, drive and determination to succeed saw him quickly progress from our Academy into the first team, and this new long-term contract reflects our confidence in him to continue his exciting development under the guidance of Erik and his staff.

“Alejandro has huge potential, and we are all looking forward to working with him to ensure he can fulfil his ambitions here at Manchester United in the coming years.”

Still only 18 years old, Garnacho has a bright future ahead. Man Utd will be the place where he unlocks his potential, as he already has been doing.

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