Angelo Henriquez scored the sixth goal in a 6-0 thrashing of Iraq by Chile.
Before Chile stepped out to play against Iraq in an international friendly yesterday the last goal Angelo Henriquez had scored was for Manchester United, an equalizer against AIK Solna in Sweden.
That goal, and his overall performances since new manager David Moyes arrived, caused the ex-Everton boss to say this about the young Chilean:
"He didn't come on tour with us so this was the first time I had a chance to see him. He was ready when we came back from the tour and I thought he did well. Now we'll get the chance to work with him."
Now while several people saw that as Moyes suggesting he was ready for a first-team spot next season, I disagree. Simply Moyes was expressing his joy at the player performance – and is probably referring to the idea of getting him training with the first-team next season and playing under-21 football, rather than being sent out on loan.
However Henriquez is in decent form, and bagged another goal last night.
Now a striker will tell you it doesn’t matter how they go in, as long as they go in, and his goal against Iraq certainly followed that motto.
It will never win any goal of the season awards but demonstrates the teenagers predatory instinct is alive and kicking – even if it was the sixth of six against a poor Iraqi outfit, torn apart by Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez.
But here is the goal for those wanting to see him doing what he does best once again…
Will Henriquez be in the United first-team this season?
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