Alejandro Garnacho, who made his full Manchester United debut on Thursday, has been predicted by Lisandro Martinez to have an intriguing career.
The forward received a thunderous chorus of applause when he was replaced after playing 78 minutes in the 3-0 Europa League victory over FC Sheriff.
It was the 18-year-sixth old’s appearance for the senior team, with the other five coming from the bench, and Cristiano Ronaldo thanked him for his effort at the end of the game. On Instagram, Garnacho posted a photo of the embrace and the caption, “I don’t know if it’s real or if I’m dreaming.”
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Martinez commented in response to the message, saying, “Keep working, brother! Congratulations.” The defender later told ESPN Argentina that his colleague had a promising future.
He is very talented and has a promising future, according to Martinez. “Everything depends on him and what he works for, but he’s young, he has to keep learning, and at his age he’s in a team that isn’t easy [to get into],” the author said.
Martinez continued, “I tell him he has to take advantage of the occasion, listen, ask for suggestions, and do extra training. He has no upper bound. He will provide a lot to both the national team and Manchester United.
Paul Scholes, a former United player who was also impressed by Garnacho, compared the youngster to “a young Cristiano” because of his technique and self-assurance when taking the ball down.
“I was impressed with the way he could attack on both feet and the unpredictability. He is an 18-year-old kid and he has a big future at Manchester United.” – Scholes said
Erik ten Hag expressed his satisfaction with Garnacho’s play after the game, saying: “I think it was a good performance from him. He did what I expected him to do. First, he deserved a chance for the last few weeks. The start was difficult for him in the season. I was not happy with him, but in the last weeks I was happy with him, a better attitude, more resilience, more determination.”