Alejandro Garnacho ‘did not sulk’ after criticism from Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag
During the Dutch manager’s initial days in the Old Trafford side dugout, the Argentine youngster was unable to pull the gaffer on his side. The 18-year-old also missed two team meetings, which did not help his cause.
Garnacho arrived at training looking ‘dishevelled’ and was told to ‘pull his socks up’. Subsequently, the youngster has made himself a key player for Ten Hag.
The Argentine made his debut for the Red Devils in the previous campaign. Against Chelsea in April last year, the forward came on as a substitute in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw.
At the start of this season, Ten Hag mostly brought Garnacho off the bench in the Europa League. The Argentine was handed his full debut in the group stages against Sheriff Tiraspol.
However, it was the game against Real Sociedad away in Group E of the UEL that kickstarted the youngster’s United career. The 18-year-old scored his first goal for the senior side in the 1-0 win.
Subsequently, the gaffer started to put more faith in Garnacho. Against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup, the youngster came on as a substitute and changed the game with his two assists.
After that, the Argentine became a hero for the Red Devils at Craven Cottage. He scored in stoppage time against Fulham in the Premier League to hand us a 2-1 win.
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Now, Garnacho has become a regular fixture for United in recent weeks. It is admirable that someone of his age has turned things around so quickly. With the right guidance and attitude, the 18-year-old has the potential to have a bright future at the Theatre of Dreams.