United anger Chilean fans by loaning striker Henriquez to Wigan
17:11 GMT, 31 December 2012
Manchester United have blocked Angelo Henriquez from representing Chile to allow him go to Wigan on loan.
The striker had planned to play for his country in the South American Under-20 championships in Argentina next month but United are keen to see him stay in England.
Henriquez, 18, has revealed United have ordered him to stay put in order to gain some Premier League experience.
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The move has angered fans in Henriquez’ homeland but he insists the matter is out of his hands.
'I asked repeatedly to go and showed desire to do so,' Henreiquez told the Daily Mirror.
'But they want me to go to Wigan and keep playing in the Premier League.
'I would never say no to Chile,' he added.
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'It would be a serious mistake, but United are not letting me go.'
The teenager will fight for a starting berth at Wigan who are set to lose Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone to the Africa Cup of Nations next month.
He added: 'I already talked to the manager Roberto Martinez and he told me that I would have more chances.
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'His idea is to have me as a substitute for Kone.'
'It will then depend on me taking advantage of the opportunity.'
Henriquez scored on his debut for Chile in a 3-1 defeat against Serbia in November and is highly rated at Old Trafford since his move from Universidad de Chile in the summer.