Alejandro Garnacho needs more chances to start for Man Utd - but how does Erik ten Hag fit him in?
The Argentina youth international winger has turned into a fan favourite, and the time has come for him to prove he is more than just a supersub
When a player causes more excitement in the stands while he is on the sidelines than his team-mates do when they are on the pitch, you know you have a star on your hands. When Alejandro Garnacho came out to warm up against Wolves last Saturday, the anticipation among the Manchester United fans at Old Trafford was palpable. Chants of 'Viva Garnacho' rang out across the stadium, lifting supporters who had become a little drowsy watching their team try to see out their 1-0 lead.
The mere sight of the Argentina youth international,
In a mere nine minutes plus stoppage time on the pitch, Garnacho was able to score to make it 2-0 and clinch all three points. Antony has not managed to score in his last seven appearances, and Sancho has not netted in his last four.
Having returned from two months out with an ankle ligament injury, Garnacho looks ready to round off his breakthrough season with a bigger role in United's final four matches. The fans are desperate to see more of their new hero, but Erik ten Hag must balance their demands with what works best for his team.