Manuel "Manu" Morlanes Ariño is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Villarreal CF as an attacking midfielder.
Born in Zaragoza, Morlanes represented local Real Zaragoza as a youth before switching to Villarreal CF's academy in the summer of 2012. He made his debut with the C-team in the 2015–16 Tercera División campaign.
On 3 September 2016, Morlanes made his debut for the B-team in a 3–2 defeat against FC Barcelona B. He suffered a knee injury during a match against CD Castellón in December, returning to play in September 2017 in a 0–0 draw against UE Llagostera.
Morlanes made his first-team debut on 8 December 2017, starting in a 1–0 defeat against Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. in UEFA Europa League. The following 13 June, he renewed his contract until 2023
He is a central midfielder with a great ability to distribute the ball for the team's attacking game. He is talented and controls the game from the center of the pitch to perfection. He is an international with the Spanish national youth teams. Formed at the Yellows Academy, the midfielder from Aragón is one of the brightest prospects in Spain.