While some of United's young goal-scorers were making waves in England this weekend, Henriquez was scoring a goal of his own in Spain.
It has been quite a weekend for Manchester United’s current crop of youngsters.
Quite deservedly, Jesse Lingard’s four-goal debut for Birmingham City has taken the majority of the headlines; while Federico Macheda’s return to goal-scoring form for Doncaster Rovers has also generated its fair share of column inches.
And yet another player currently on loan grabbed a goal this weekend, not in England but in Spain.
While the likes of Lingard, Macheda, Nick Powell and Ryan Tunnicliffe agreed temporary moves to lower division clubs in England, Chilean frontman Angelo Henriquez was sent on loan to Spanish second division side Real Zaragoza.
And he duly scored his first goal for the club in yesterday’s 2-1 victory away to Real Madrid Castilla (the La Liga giant’s reserve team).
While he may not have scored as many as Lingard or Macheda yesterday, the 19-year-old is believed by many to have the potential to be as deadly in front of goal as some of United’s greatest strikers.
And he started as he will mean to go on in Spain, with a fifth-minute header to open the scoring for his new team and ultimately set up a 2-1 victory.
Here is his goal in yesterday’s match:
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