'Disappointing' Manchester United wonderkid criticised, what's happened to him?

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Angelo Henriquez was mentioned in Gazetta's top 60 players under-20 list, but what has become of his career of late?

Manchester United signed Angelo Henriquez two summers ago, snapped up from his homeland in Chile - where he was touted as the next big thing.

Already a senior international, Henriquez has been missing from Chile's recent squads however, and a World Cup place looks more of an uphill challenge than assured.

The attacker has not really had a chance to show what he can do for United yet, he was sent out on loan to Wigan at the end of last season, and despite scoring on his first Premier League start, made just three further appearances out of a possible 14.

Yet to feature for United's first team in anything other than a pre-season game, Henriquez was loaned this year to Real Zaragoza in Spain's second tier. Early on, the move appeared to be a huge success.

He netted four goals in his opening five games, but since then has struggled, scoring just once in a further 13 appearances, the last goal coming back in early November.

Henriquez was namechecked in Gazetta dello Sport's list of the best young players in the world under-20. While United's Adnan Januzaj was number one, Henriquez was named 41st.

This is still ahead of Carlos Mane and Matthias Ginter, who United reportedly want to buy, and controversially ahead of Arsenal's Serge Gnabry.

Yet attached to his name, a brief description of where he is right now, Gazetta's website reads: "Taken from United at 18 years for £5.5 million, he is a bit 'disappointing."

It's true. Any with high hopes of Henriquez making an immediate impact at United will be disappointed, although it was never realisitic that Sir Alex Ferguson was likely to play him last season. He was even claimed to be signed a year early to prevent rivals City from snapping him up.

What really is disappointing though, is how his loan spell at Zaragoza has really trailed off. For you would figure if the 19-year-old is to have a chance of cracking it at Old Trafford, then Spain's Liga Adelante should be no problem.

In fact since the calendar turned 2014, Henriquez has made just one start, and has not featured for them since late February, falling out of favour.

If he is to make it at Old Trafford, Henriquez' best bet is to catch David Moyes' attention during pre-season, and try his luck out on loan for a third time. If that does not work then it may be time to start thinking more pessimistically about his future at the club.

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