Manchester United have been in the eye of the storm recently after Cristiano Ronaldo’s incendiary interview and the Glazers’ possible decision to finally sell the club.
There has been very little to be happy about in the past month and United superstar Ronaldo’s comments have let down fans in a big way.
However, one player who has brought joy to the millions of United fans around the world in the month of November is Alejandro Garnacho.
Eth’s contribution to the rise of Garnacho
He scored two crucial winners and became the youngest United player to record two assists in the same game and these achievements saw the Academy graduate rightfully awarded Player of the Month.
The 18-year-old has spoken of his painstaking preparation that demonstrates his maturity beyond his years, and how his family has helped keep him grounded.
The Argentinian has already shown signs of displacing more imagined teammates like Jadon Sancho from the starting lineup and has been challenged by manager Erik ten Hag to become a regular figure in the starting lineup.
⚽️⚡️@WesBrown24 praised the courage of @AGarnacho7 in the latest episode of The Debate ⤵️#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 23, 2022
And Garnacho has now spoken about his admiration for the Dutchman and how he has helped him to be better in such a short time.
“Erik Ten Hag is a very good coach and, above all, he is a great person,” Garnacho told the club’s media. “He is always very attentive to all of us and he helps us a lot, especially the young players.
The Madrid-born teenager cited the former Ajax manager’s attention to detail and penchant for improving young players as key to the relationship shared between the pair.
Garnacho, a potential superstar
His brilliant form for United saw Garnacho mentioned as a possibility for Argentina’s World Cup squad, but the dream didn’t come true, but this means he will have more chances to hone his craft on the training ground.
Ten Hag will work closely with the young players, first in Manchester before traveling to Spain for further training and playing a couple of friendlies.
Hopefully the opportunities will continue to increase in the coming months as United aim to clinch silver and finish in the top four in the league. And now that Garnacho has had a taste of first-team action, he wants more and more.
“I had to keep working hard until that moment came when they gave me my chance. At the moment, I am making the most of the opportunities that it is giving me.
“I don’t want to take a step back from here, I would like to appear regularly in the team and continue in the same way.”