Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho was pictured in a protective boot and on crutches following the 0-0 draw against Southampton on Sunday.
The Argentine came on as a substitute for the last fifteen minutes but he didn’t see out the game after a poor challenge from Saints fullback Kyle Walker-Peters.
Supporters on Twitter are worried that Garnacho could be out for the long term, while others are angry that Walker-Peters wasn’t punished for his tackle:
Everything is going wrong for us at the wrong part of the season i hate this game
— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ (@RealistYahz) March 12, 2023
— 優木せつ菜 🇦🇷 (@nijigasakilove) March 12, 2023
The second time a scissor tackle injured one of our players this season. The second time such a tackle wasn’t punished. But we’re making it up 😒😒
— Draken-senpai (@Vincy_Rob) March 12, 2023
unlucky lad just when he got his national callup
— ⚡ (@UTDCJ_) March 12, 2023
And guess what, referee didn’t even give a foul
— Giddy_jr (@Giddyjr_) March 12, 2023
Just what we, and Garnacho, didn't need. Hope it's just a precaution.
— pat stephens (@patstephens3) March 12, 2023
Another scissor tackle nothing being done about
— ひ EvoL💔 (@mbmdurkk) March 12, 2023
The season is over
— badboyerm👑💰♻️ (@kelvinermac) March 12, 2023
Sancho needs to step up big time now
— Miracle-[ASL] (@asl_miracle) March 12, 2023
The early signs don’t look good for Garnacho. The teenager will need to undergo scans on his ankle to determine the seriousness of the injury but he is likely to be out for a number of weeks.
It is a big blow for United but it will be an even tougher setback for the player, considering he has been called up by Argentina for the games against Panama and Curacap later this month. He may well have to pull out of international duty.