Should Manchester United Hand Alejandro Garnacho the Iconic No.7 Shirt?
The iconic Manchester United No.7 shirt is currently without an owner, having been last warn by Cristiano Ronaldo before his acrimonious departure from the club in January. Rather than hand the famous jersey to a new summer signing, however, United are considering promoting youngster Alejandro Garnacho and bestowing him with the honour of waring the number warn by the likes of Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham.
Who is Alejandro Garnacho?
Alejandro Garnacho is an 18-year-old winger who made his debut for Manchester United just over 12 months ago and made a significant breakthrough under Erik ten Hag last season. His club exploits have been rewarded with recognition at senior international level and he made his first appearance for Argentina against Australia earlier this month. Such is the teenager’s reputation that Real Madrid were contemplating making an audacious move for him last year when his long-term future was a matter of conjecture.
Garnacho Pledges His Commitment to Manchester United
Garnacho put any speculation to bed by signing a new contract in April and pledging his commitment to the Premier League giants. ‘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,’ he said at the time. ‘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.’
The Famous No.7 Shirt at Manchester United
The No.7 shirt at Manchester United has been warn by some of the greatest players in the club’s history, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Alexis Sanchez, Memphis Depay, Angel Di Maria, Antonio Valencia, Michael Owen, David Beckham, Eric Cantona and Bryan Robson. It is a huge honour to be given the shirt and it is no surprise that Manchester United are considering giving it to Alejandro Garnacho as a reward for his commitment to the club.
Alejandro Garnacho has shown great promise since joining Manchester United and he has already earned recognition at senior international level. He has also pledged his commitment to the club by signing a new contract and it would be a fitting reward if he was given the iconic No.7 shirt. It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will make this decision, but it would certainly be a popular one with supporters.