Harry Maguire tips Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho to have “big future” after FA Cup win
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has tipped Alejandro Garnacho to have a “big future” after the youngster gave the Red Devils the lead in the win over West Ham United.
The 18-year-old found the back of the net in the 90th minute to put the Old Trafford side in front as they face the Hammers in the fifth round of the FA Cup at home on Wednesday (1 February).
David Moyes’ team took the lead early in the second half before Nayef Aguerd’s own goal at around the 80-minute mark levelled the scoring and seemed to give the Manchester-based club a second wind.
The Argentine national, who started the match, looked threatening throughout the game. However, it was towards the end that he showcased his skill level and talent.
After Wout Weghorst’s shot was deflected by a West Ham defender, it fell in the path of Garnacho. The 18-year-old set himself up and beat Alphonse Areola in between the sticks with a brilliant strike.
Speaking after the victory to ITV Sport (h/t Manchester Evening News), Maguire lauded the youngster. The England international believes the Argentine has the potential to make it to the very top in football.
“Very good. He is a young boy with amazing talent, so he has got the world at his feet. If he works hard, pushes every day and trains hard like he is doing at the moment, he will have a big future.”
Towards the final seconds of the fixture, Fred got a third goal for Man United. In the end, the Red Devils won 3-1 and will now face Fulham in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Garnacho has been the Old Trafford side’s breakout star in the current campaign. The youngster has come in clutch on a number of occasions this season coming off the bench.
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Hopefully, Man United are able to keep the 18-year-old on course to develop into a fine star. It will be interesting to see how the Argentine national will frown in the coming future and whether he will be able to fulfil the expectations.