Spanish outlet AS today features a story on Manchester United youngster Alvaro Fernandez, who apparently has a new reason to celebrate his move to Old Trafford.
Their report points out that the 18-year-old has now drawn the attention from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who gave him the opportunity to train with the first team on Tuesday.
That alone would be good enough for a teenager to get excited, and more than that, he obviously had the chance to train with Cristiano Ronaldo.
That’s why AS brings a headline saying ‘Valdebebas eats at Cristiano Ronaldo’s table’, as a reference to Real Madrid’s academy, who had a contract renewal offer turned down by the player and saw him walking to the Red Devils.
At the time, promises were made of progression, and those promises are being kept.
It’s said Fernandez’s progression has been ‘dizzying’ at Manchester United, where he’s been featuring for the U23 team, contributing three goals and three assists.
The youngster has been having room to grow in the youth levels, although AS points out he’d have difficulty to find room at Real Madrid’s first team squad with such a big competition in the left-back position. A Spain U19 call-up is thought to be on the way.
‘His youth has prevented him from making his first-team debut at Old Trafford’, they say, as there’s expectation he could soon be featuring alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.