Alejandro Garnacho wants to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo by wearing the No.7 shirt at Manchester United next campaign.
Garnacho committed his future to United by signing a new deal with the club on Friday. The winger is now under contract until June 2028 – and it appears he has huge plans for the coming season.
He has won over fans through some superb displays in his 31 appearances. And it appears he believes he’s ready to don the iconic shirt which was worn by Ronaldo, David Beckham and George Best.
After his new contract, Garnacho took to Twitter to see the reaction of United supporters. He has liked a tweet from @UTDKenny_ which reads simply: “Give Garnacho the 7 shirt”.
The No.7 shirt is vacant after Ronaldo’s exit from the club back in December after his contract was terminated by mutual agreement.
Garnacho now wears the No.49 at Old Trafford after graduating from the club’s academy to reach the first team.
He has four goals and five assists in 29 games this season, but is working his way back in training after six weeks out injured.
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Upon signing a new contract, he said: “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.”