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Martinez Wants Henriquez

Our young striker, Angelo Henriquez, has been linked with a loan move to Wigan all week, but now Roberto Matinez has confirmed the rumours.

“Angelo is as good a goalscorer as you will find,” said Martinez. “He scored goals at Universidad de Chile and he is going to score goals here. I am sure he will be an important player for United. We are glad we can work with him and he can use Wigan as Tom Cleverley did and adapt to what is needed in this league.”

United had agreed a deal for Henriquez when he was just 15-years-old which was set to expire in 2014. We hurried the deal through this summer after City approached his club, Universidad de Chile. Once the deal was confirmed, Henriquez claimed it was a dream come true.


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11 Comments

  1. gnuh says:

    I like Martinez. And its good to send him to a PL club too

  2. Ash says:

    Send him on loan.

  3. samuel - united WE stand says:

    A good club with an improving manager. If it was up to me, i would send all united younger players to wigan. They play the right brand of football, they’ll get more chances to play. Martinez will hopefully get henriquez settling and understanding the PL. United potentially a top player on their hands in angelo. Burst of pace/aggression/power, good movement, a clinical finisher, good aerially despite his height. He’s not all about poaching goals though, he works hard across the final 3rd, tries to link up play. Another all round talented striker in my view and hopefully he kicks on but no need to rush him, he needs time and experience as,he’s made a step up from chile, fergie has been careful with his development. I think and hope henriquez comes back and push for a first team role.

  4. denton davey says:

    Samuel @ 11:04: ” If it was up to me, i would send all united younger players to wigan. They play the right brand of football, they’ll get more chances to play.”

    I completely agree – when you remember how shoddily Rossi was treated at Newcastle and, now, Fabio doesn’t seem to get a look-in at QPR. It makes sense to develop a special relationship with one of the neighbouring clubs and Wigan seem to be the best bet – the owner (Whelan) is always complimentary about MUFC and the coach (Martinez) seems to be a bright spark whose teams play an open, engaging style. PLUS, Wigan ae always outmanned so a guy going to Wigan is more likely to get playing time than elsewhere.

  5. AlphaRS says:

    I’d send the boy out on loan to Wigan no problem. Didn’t do TClevs any harm.
    Plus he has gone from first team football to reserve team football so it’s important to keep him interested and keep his development going. It’s easy for us with rose tinited glasses on to say being part of United should be enough but some lads just wanna play football.

  6. WeAreUnited says:

    It’s crazy for me to send player to teams like QPR who buys alot of players so they don’t care developing anyone, or Newcastle the same, they compete for 4-6 places so they don’t need youngies,

    Wigan is an ideal place, cause martinez developes
    players.

  7. wayne says:

    I agree Wigan is a good place for a young lad to go but Martinez probably doesn’t want everyone just in areas he’s weak

  8. denton davey says:

    Guardian ONline suggests that Fabio will play today for QPR. Really ? I’ll believe it when I see it.

  9. Wakey says:

    Fabio did lose his place after being injured so its not certain that he is being frozen out.

  10. Daniel88 says:

    good manager
    good club
    good style of football

    easy decision

  11. Aliyu Na'Abba says:

    I will be happy if we loaned him to Wigan,cause Matinez is a positive manager.Loane him pls.

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