Angelo Henriquez has fired another statement towards Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal after scoring four goals for Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday.
The Chilean striker was sent out to the Croatian champions on loan after failing to impress the Dutchman during preseason. The 20-year-old was considered a top prospect after signing from Universidad de Chile in 2012, but has yet to make an impact at Old Trafford.
However, Henriquez is finally realising his potential with the Dinamo Zagreb and continued his incredible form against Opatija in the Croatian Cup. The 20-year-old netter every goal in a 4-2 victory.
Manchester United fans can be forgiven for not knowing much about the young striker; he has never made a competitive appearance for Manchester United but has instead spent time on loan with Wigan Athletic, Zaragoza and now Dinamo.
He was not expected to succeed at Old Trafford, but there is now hope that he may force his way into Van Gaal's plans. His for goals against the Croatian third tier team will do his chances no harm.
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Henriquez has not just impressed against Croatian minnows, however. He has also scored six goals in the Croatian league, helping Dinamo to what seems an inevitable tenth consecutive title win. He has also netted twice in the Europa League.
Regardless of his scoring exploits for Dinamo, it is unlikely that Henriquez will ever represent Manchester United in a competitive fixture. What is likely is Manchester United using his good form to maximise his value in the transfer market.
Dinamo Zagreb executive director Zdravko Mamic has already confirmed that he intends to sign Henriquez on a permanent deal next summer. The more goals he scores, the more expensive an eventual deal may become.
Mamic said: “Yes, definitely we [want to] buy the contract of Angelo Henriquez from Manchester United!”
Henriquez will struggle to get ahead of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie should he return to Old Trafford. The Colombian is believed to have agreed a permanent switch to Manchester United, making Van Gaal's intentions clear.
There is also a lot of excitement around James Wilson and it is unlikely Van Gaal will block the 18-year-old's route into the team by bringing Henriquez back for next season.
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