Manchester United starlet leads chart for most Premier League minutes played by teenagers | OneFootball

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·21 February 2024

Manchester United starlet leads chart for most Premier League minutes played by teenagers

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Manchester United wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho has played more minutes than any other teenager in the Premier League this season.

The academy graduate broke into the first team last season, but this term he has taken extra responsibility on his shoulders, only to shine through like the gem we all know he is.


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Since coming off the bench in the Manchester derby in October, Garnacho has gone on to start every match for United. In total he has managed 23 top-flight appearances to record a tally of five goals and three assists. That is 33 games in all competitions with seven goals to his name.

This means Garnacho has played more Premier League football this season than any other teenager in the top-flight, as per ManUtd.com, with the 19-year-old racking up an impressive 1,525 minutes on the clock.

Brighton’s Evan Ferguson ranks second with 1,143 minutes to his name.

Most minutes played by a teenager in the Premier League 2023/24

  • Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United) – 1,525
  • Evan Ferguson (Brighton) – 1,143
  • Lewis Miley (Newcastle) – 1,089
  • Wilson Odobert (Burnley) – 994
  • Lucas Koleosho – (Burnley) – 987
  • Jack Hinshelwood – (Brighton) – 875
  • Kobbie Mainoo (United) – 874
  • Milos Kerkez (Bournemouth) – 856
  • Facundo Bounanotte (Brighton) – 847
  • Carlos Baleba (Brighton) – 601

Garnacho has demonstrated great maturity and determination in his game early on. We’ve seen that this season whenever Erik ten Hag has asked him to play on either flank. The young Argentina international puts his head down, works hard and usually gets his name on the scoresheet.

The youngster is in the process of striking a solid partnership with new striker Rasmus Hojlund and fans will hope they can build on that together at Old Trafford over the coming years.

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