Barcelona star Ronald Araujo admits he was angered by Alejandro Garnacho’s provocative social media post following Manchester United’s Europa League win against the Spanish giants.
United knocked out Barcelona in a 2-1 win at Old Trafford after drawing the first leg at the Camp Nou 2-2, with Garnacho playing 31 minutes in both matches.
But the United youngster caused quite a stir with a post on social media, in which he copied Barcelona midfielder Pedri’s celebration, along with the words: “The great team goes through.”
Asked by infobae If Garnacho’s post angered him, Araujo said, “Yes. Everyone is as they are, but it shouldn’t have been possible to publish something like this at the time.
“I respect everyone and feel that humility should come first. Everyone expresses himself as he wants, 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 must proceed calmly and humbly.”
Garnacho now faces significant spell on the sideline after sustaining a “serious” ankle injury during United’s draw with Southampton.
But manager Erik ten Hag hopes he still has a big part to play in his bid to add the Europa League and FA Cup to Carabao Cup triumph.
“I can’t say exactly (what the timeline is) right now, but it’s going to be weeks, so it’s a serious injury,” said Ten Witches.
“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 the contact.
“Of course it is difficult. He makes great progress and has been selected by the national team.
“It’s been a big moment for him and he’s in very good development and you don’t want to disturb that process.
“We have to move away from it now, but it will be back by the end of the season.
“So what he has to do now is deal with that, deal with the setback and then work, invest to come back before the season is over because (at) the end of the season, we can win a lot. So, he must be ready to return as soon as possible.”
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