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Manchester United starlet Alvaro Fernandez catching the eye of the coaching staff

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Alvaro Fernandez in action against Accrington Stanley. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Alvaro Fernandez is making a name for himself in the U-23 set up of Manchester United

According to Manchester Evening News (h/t Tribal Football), Manchester United starlet Alvaro Fernandez is producing eye-catching performances for the club’s youth setup since his arrival last year.

The youngster chose to play at United after rejecting a new deal at Real Madrid, as he wanted to provide himself with the challenge of the Premier League. He made his decision count as soon as he scored on his debut for the U-18s of the Old Trafford outfit.

It soon became clear the starlet can be moved up the ranks and the 18-year-old was then shifted towards the U-23 setup, where he has continued to excel. Fernandez produced a great return as he had five assists to his name by the end of the campaign.

Alvaro Fernandez rejected a new deal from Real Madrid to join Manchester United-90min.com
Alvaro Fernandez rejected a new deal from Real Madrid to join Manchester United.

The 18-year-old has also shown his class while playing for the U-23 side of the Red Devils as he produced 4 assists in 4 games and has gone from strength to strength this season.

The youngster scored an incredible goal away from home against Chelsea and then also found the back of the net against the U-23 side of Man City. 

His brilliant performances were finally rewarded at the start of this month when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer included the player in a first-team game the club played behind closed doors against Stoke City.

Fernandez has been impressive in the U-23s for United | Manchester United
Fernandez has been impressive in the U-23s for United

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Solskjaer has made it a habit of giving chances to youngsters, and the players that excel have got their opportunities, something evidenced by his treatment of Mason Greenwood. 

Although Luke Shaw and Alex Telles are ahead of Fernandez in the pecking order, the 18-year-old could get some minutes this year, especially after Brandon Williams, Ethan Laird, and Axel Tuanzebe leaving the club on loan moves earlier this summer. 

Written by Varun Pai

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