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Araujo admits Manchester United youngster’s behaviour bothered him after Europa League exit

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Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has accepted that he found Alejandro Garnacho’s social media post after the UEFA Europa League tie rather distasteful, but admitted that everyone reacts in a certain way and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

Barcelona were eliminated from the Europa League at hands of Manchester United following their 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford in the second leg. Garnacho, who came on as a substitute in both legs, took to social media to rub salt in Barcelona’s wounds.

The young Argentine posted a photograph of himself making a binocular with his hands with a Barcelona shirt on his shoulder, captioning, “The big team goes to the next round.

His ‘celebration pose’ is the one Pedri is used to doing to celebrate goals as a dedication to his father. The mockery of the fan-favourite midfielder understandably did not go down wkl with the Camp Nou faithful.

In an interview with Infobae, Araujo admitted that he, personally, did not like Garnacho’s behaviour and if there is anything that one needs to show, it must be done on the field.

“Yes [it did bother me],” said the 24-year-old

“Everyone is as they are, but at that time it was not possible to put something like that. I respect everyone and I feel that humility is 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 long and there is still a long way to go. You have to go calmly and humbly,” he added.

When asked if he would remind the 18-year-old Argentine of his behaviour the next time they cross paths, Araujo simply chuckled and replied, “No, they are football things that I think of in a different way.”

Judging by the look of things, it is safe to assume that Araujo is not someone who hold grudges for a long time. The Uruguayan looks like a person who just wants to let the bygones be bygones by leaving everything that happens on the field right there.

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