Erik ten Hag praises Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho: ‘He can contribute at the highest stage’

Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag believes Alejandro Garnacho’s means to take gamers on is a uncommon high quality in the Premier League.

Garnacho, 18, has impressed throughout his breakthrough season at Old Trafford with the former Atlético Madrid starlet beginning to impression video games for the senior aspect.

Ten Hag turned to the winger on Saturday when his United have been shedding 1-0 to rivals Manchester City and Garnacho didn’t disappoint.

The teenager confirmed off his skillset by beating Nathan Ake with a chunk of trickery earlier than crossing the ball to Marcus Rashford to arrange United’s winner.

Garnacho has made an enormous impression which is agreeable his supervisor.

Ten Hag, talking forward of United’s Premier League match towards Crystal Palace on Wednesday, mentioned: “He has a ability that I do not see many gamers in the Premier League having — he beats gamers one on one.

“He’s discovered in the final months about tips on how to play in a staff, tips on how to reside, tips on how to do the proper issues in the week, tips on how to have the proper perspective on the coaching floor and also you see how he is performing as a staff participant and together with his particular person abilities that can make the distinction.

“Also for him it is to maintain moving into the course of. It’s not achieved. There is loads to return. There is lots of room for enchancment with him however he can assist, he can contribute on the highest stage already and I’m actually blissful.

“It’s a bonus for us as a membership that you just usher in younger gamers and so they can come not solely into the squad however the staff and I believe that is part of our challenge that has to contribute to our success.”

Luke Shaw is one other participant who has impressed Ten Hag in current weeks following his shows at each center-back and left-back.

Shaw has impressed Ten Hag as a centre-back and a left-back (Photo: Getty Images)

Shaw helped to shackle Erling Haaland towards City in what was solely his fourth sport as a centre-back.

“I like that he is so trustworthy,” added Ten Hag. “After the second sport he did not play and mentioned: ‘I totally perceive, my efficiency shouldn’t be proper’. But from the first day in coaching at pre-season he was working actually laborious and also you can see when he has the proper method he is a high participant.

“I do not imply solely as a staff participant, he is a pacesetter. He’s proven lots of management talents — he is the instance at this second — and together with his abilities and together with his bodily energy he brings loads to the staff. But now additionally together with his mentality. He’s an instance of tips on how to win huge video games. I’m actually blissful together with his improvement. I believe it has been large both at center-half or left full-back, he is a terrific participant and a terrific persona for the dressing room.

“It was an enormous choice (to play Shaw at centre-back towards City) however I believe while you analyze the profile of Haaland and the mixture with (Kevin) De Bruyne it was additionally the proper choice as a result of Luke has the bodily energy to compete with them and likewise has the tactical view to make the proper choice and technical abilities to play in that place.

“I believe (towards City) he matched rather well however I believe in different video games he can contribute much more on the left in the huge positions so it is a tactical selection and we can see from sport to sport what we want. And I believe now we have extra gamers in our squad who’ve the capability to be multi-functional and we can use that as a weapon in video games.”

United will go second in the Premier League in the event that they beat Palace at Selhurst Park.



Garnacho cemented his repute as Manchester United’s subsequent nice hope

(Photo: Getty Images)


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