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4 goals in 6 games - Manchester United loanee Henriquez off to flier

Manchester United forward Angelo Henriquez is off to a superb start in La Liga.

After an underwhelming loan spell at Wigan Athletic, Angelo Henriquez needed an improved spell in 2013/14, and he is off to a flier.

Henriquez made just four Premier League appearances for the Latics after signing there in January, a spell comparable to Federico Macheda's raft of unsuccessful loans away from Old Trafford.

The Chilean international signed for a season long loan with Spanish Segunda Division side Real Zaragoza, and is already looking a class apart.

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The 19-year-old is in the midst of a real hot streak, with four goals in his opening six games, including a brace against Real Mallorca.

He is already winning rave reviews in Spain. Marca reported earlier this month: "Real Zaragoza is getting a lot out of Angelo Henriquez. The Chilean striker, on loan from Manchester United, has four goals in the Liga Adelante and aims to become one of the stars of the league... the chances of Zaragoza will rise by Henriquez' goals."

Chilean newspaper La Tercera has also picked up on his progress and goals against Mallorca: "In the 65th minute he was replaced with applause from the home crowd... he has become one of the players to watch in Spain."

Manchester United had not originally planned to even bring him in last season, only doing so after being worried regarding competition for his signature, so this is really the time to start judging his performances.

Previously capped, he missed out on the Chile international squad this week, but with the country qualifying for the World Cup this week, if he continues his form he can become undroppable for the squad. 

United might just end up being very glad they moved for him when they did.

Check out his movement for one of his clinical strikes against Mallorca below:

image: © markscottjohnson

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