Angelo Henriquez wants to remain at Manchester United next season according to quotes attributed to his father.
The Chilean striker arrived at United in 2012, but spent last season on loan at Real Zaragoza. And after posting a message himself last week about new challenges in a new season, Henriquez’s father has now reportedly had his say.
Speaking to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, Alfredo Henriquez is quoted as saying, “Angelo is training…he wants to stay at the club and we hope so.
“Whatever happens with Angelo is subject to the evaluation of the new coach.”
That new coach is Louis van Gaal, who will begin his role as United’s boss imminently following the conclusion of the Netherlands’ World Cup campaign.
But despite the apparent hopes of Henriquez junior to make a name for himself at Old Trafford, it is going to be tough to get game-time ahead of a string of fine strikers – along with fellow young prospects James Wilson and Will Keane.
Wilson in particular is expected to be given more chances under van Gaal, but Henriquez does have the ability to force his way into van Gaal’s plans as his form prior to his move to United showed.
Big things were expected of the then-teenager, and given his age he could still fulfil those dreams.
Quite simply, from the moment van Gaal walks through the door for his first official day in charge, Henriquez must do all he can to show he deserves a place in this new era for the club.