Alejandro Garnacho’s celebration after Manchester United knocked Barcelona out of the Europa League last month is clearly still hurting one player.
At this point, United may as well set up a second training ground in Spain, with the Premier League side seemingly spending as much time in the continental country as their own.
In the group stages of the Europa League, United faced Real Sociedad, travelling for the away game in the final round of games.
Since then, the English side have seen off Real Betis in the last 16, thanks in part to Marcus Rashford’s wonder striker in the second leg, and then drawn Sevilla in the quarter finals, where they’ll meet a familiar face.
But not everyone in the Nou Camp is over the loss last month, clearly, with Ronald Araujo revealing his anger at Garnacho’s celebration in their game.
Following the win, the young forward appeared to mock Pedri, by recreating the midfielder’s usual pose, and Araujo was asked if it had angered him.
“Yes. Everyone is as they are, but at that time, it should not have been possible to post something like that,” the Barca defender told Infobae.
“I respect everyone and I feel that humility should be ahead of everything. Everyone expresses themselves as they want, but I prefer to have a lower profile and then show what I do on the pitch.
“This is football, he is very young and there is still a long way to go. You have to proceed calmly and humbly.”
Garnacho during the game with Barcelona. Image: AlamyGarnacho and Araujo could come up against each other in international football in the future, for Argentina and Uruguay respectively.
Araujo won’t be holding a grudge when he does come up against the 19-year-old however, answering, “No, they are football things that I think of in a different way.”
The 24-year-old defender has more pressing matters to worry about this weekend, as Barca host Real Madrid in the latest edition of El Clasico.