Alejandro Garnacho has been driven crazy by teammates and refuses to talk, it has been revealed.
19-year-old Garnacho has been one of Manchester United’s best players so far this season in what has been yet another poor campaign for Erik ten Hag’s men.
The young Argentine scored an unbelievable overhead kick last month as United sealed a 3-0 win over Everton.
After scoring the goal, Garnacho pulled out the same celebration as his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo, which was criticised by former Barcelona man Arturo Vidal.
It has been well-documented that Garnacho is a big fan of Ronaldo and the youngster has been teased by his national teammates.
Roma and Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes said to DSports, via Roy Nemer: “We joked about it with him. He is very shy and does not answer. Poor guy, we drove him crazy.
We also talked to him about what the group is, somehow we try to make them feel part of it and feel comfortable. Although in this case he got very nervous and couldn't talk.”
He continued: “But as he said, I think he is his idol, he always followed him a lot and he plays quite similar. So it's normal, nothing happens.
“Obviously, when he comes to the national team he has to change a little bit because there is ours.”
Speaking recently about Garnacho, United boss Ten Hag said the Argentine is now delivering after initial attitude issues.
He said, via Sky Sports: “There were some issues (with his attitude), but young players have to learn what is needed for the lifestyle of a professional footballer.
“Our assessment at the start of the season was that we wanted to bring him in and wanted to give him the time to deliver what he's doing at the moment.”
Ten Hag added: “There's big potential and a lot he can build on, but we are happy with his performances and his contribution.
The base, the foundation is always the defending part, but now also attacking-wise he has the key actions - the assists, the goal threat, he scores goals, so that's of course very important for an offensive player.”