Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has expressed his disappointment over a social media post by Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho after their Europa League tie. The United teen copied the celebration of Barcelona midfielder Pedri in his post, along with the words, “The big team goes through,” following their win over Barcelona.
Ronald Araujo on Garnacho
Araujo stated that the post had angered him and that humility should always come before self-expression, especially after a match. He added that while everyone has their own way of expressing themselves, he prefers to keep a lower profile and let his performance on the pitch do the talking.
“Yes. Everyone is as they are, but at that time, it should not have been possible to post something like that. I respect everyone and I feel that humility should be ahead of everything. Everyone expresses themselves as they want, but I prefer to have a lower profile and then show what I do on the pitch. This is football, he is very young and there is still a long way to go. You have to proceed calmly and humbly.”Ronald Araujo
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Garnacho’s Injury & Ten Hag’s Insight
Garnacho has since suffered a “serious” ankle injury during United’s draw with Southampton. The injury will see him sidelined for several weeks. However, United’s manager Erik ten Hag still believes that the teenager has a big role to play. As Manchester United continue their pursuit of the Europa League and FA Cup.
Ten Hag has expressed his disappointment over the injury. Ten Hag stated that it was unexpected and that they had a serious injury after contact. He added that Garnacho was making great progress and was selected for the national team, making it a big moment for him. However, the injury was a setback in his development, but he would work hard to get back before the end of the season.
I can’t say exactly (what the timescale is) at this moment but it will take weeks, so it’s a serious injury. I didn’t expect (that) but a foul, a serious injury once again after Christian Eriksen (after a tackle by Reading’s Andy Carroll). We have a serious injury after contact. Of course it’s difficult. He makes great progression and he was selected by the national team. It was a big moment for him and he’s in a really good development and you don’t want to disturb that process. Now we have to step away from it but he will be back for the end of the season. So, what he has to do now is deal with it, deal with the setback and then work, invest to get back before the end of the season because (at the) end of the season, we can win a lot. So, he has to be ready to get back as soon as possible.”Erik ten Hag
The injury will be a blow to Garnacho, who was beginning to establish himself in the United squad. However, he will have the full support of his team and fans as he works towards his return to action.
In conclusion, the social media post by Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho has caused disappointment for Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo. Who believes that humility should be a priority over self-expression. Despite Garnacho’s injury setback, United manager Erik ten Hag still sees a bright future for the young player in their pursuit of success in the Europa League and FA Cup. It remains to be seen how this incident will impact the relationship between the two teams in future encounters.