United’s striker Angelo Henriquez considering move away next season

by Sam Peoples

I have enjoyed my time here and I wouldn’t rule out coming here again if that is a possibility. Who knows?” Angelo Henriquez

Angelo Henriquez has admitted that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of returning to Wigan Athletic in the Championship next season.

It comes as a surprise given that the 19-year-old striker only played 19 minutes of football since January, making just one start in 21 appearances and being an unused substitute in 15.

His position with the national side in Chile has also come under question because of his lack of game time in England.

But Henriquez pointed towards the whole experience of being at Wigan this season rather than simply playing time as the reason behind his open minded approach.

“I didn’t play a lot of football, which was obviously the target when I arrived in January,” Henriquez told Wigan Today.

“But just being involved with a Premier League team, living the experience of first-team football, and learning from other players and other teams has been very good.

“I have made a lot of friends here, both the ones from South America, and the British ones, and in that respect it has been fantastic.

“I have enjoyed my time here and I wouldn’t rule out coming here again if that is a possibility. Who knows?”

He might not have had playing time but Henriquez did experience winning silverware in England with Wigan’s inspiring FA Cup win over Manchester City, so there are certainly some positive aspects to his loan move.

One big problem for me is that if Henriquez did return to Wigan next season, I don’t think it would be under the guidance of Roberto Martinez who will likely leave the club this summer.

Under the Spaniard, Wigan played some very neat football but back in the Championship, I can’t see that happening if Martinez isn’t there.

Although, I do think that Henriquez will have to go out on loan once again next season given the level of competition for striking spots at United and a move to Steve Bruce’s newly promoted Hull City could be on the cards given how much United presence the club has.

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