Paul Scholes full of praise as Alejandro Garnacho makes history by taking George Best’s record – Man United News And Transfer News

Paul Scholes lavished praise on Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho.

Speaking as an insider to BT Sport ahead of the Red Devils’ clash with Real Sociedad, the United great said Erik ten Hag “obviously thinks very highly of him and rightly so after last week”.

“It was something we really didn’t know much about last week, but he was so impressive, so confident.

“There are not many open players who can beat a guy from either side. He is capable of going left and right.”

The young Argentine had made his debut as a starter against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League and impressed with his energy and dribbling ability.

Garnacho appears to have moved ahead of Anthony Elanga in the pecking order at Old Trafford, as he was selected ahead of the Swede for United’s game against Sociedad.

As if to prove Scholes right, Garnacho scored the opening goal with his weak left foot.

That goal marked the first of his senior career and the sky appears to be the limit for the youngster.

“He has been United’s most dangerous player,” Scholes said at halftime.

“He plays with such enthusiasm,” added Owen Hargreaves. “He is a very good player.”

The goal also makes Garnacho the youngest non-English goalscorer in Manchester United’s history in European competition.

It was a record previously held by none other than George Best.

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