Erik ten Hag reveals special plan for Manchester United wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly keen to give teenage sensation Alejandro Garnacho a bigger role in the first team next season.

The 17 year old Argentine attacker has caught the eye of Ten Hag and he will be given an opportunity to show his worth as part of the first-team next season.

According to The Mirror via Daily Mail, Ten Hag had staff at Manchester United’s Carrington training base set him up with an MUTV subscription so he could watch the FA Youth Cup final win over Nottingham Forest. 

Ten Hag was impressed with Garnacho and views the teenager as having real potential of being able to break into the first team. 

Garnacho made his Manchester United debut as a late substitute in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford back in April.

Garnacho wowed at the recent Maurice Revello tournament in Toulon and was named Revelation of the Tournament.

He was joint second leading scorer with four goals in four games as Argentina’s U-20 side – coached by former Liverpool star Javier Mascherano – finished fifth.

Manchester United are currently preparing a new six-year deal for the youngster who will be given a chance to shine by Ten Hag next season.

Former United full back Arthur Albiston, an FA Cup winner and Scotland World Cup star, closely watches the club’s emerging stars in his role as an Academy analyst on MUTV.

He told The Mirror: ‘I’ve watched his development and he’s now catching the eye without a doubt because he’s adding goals to his game.

“He’s a very talented lad and can come off both wings and cut inside because he’s got two good feet.

“That’s a problem for defenders because he’s capable of going by you on both sides of the pitch. He’s got good balance, moves well and clearly has a sound temperament.

“I’ve seen a lot of kids coming through at United who have ability but playing in front of 75,000 at Old Trafford is another level and not all of them can handle that. Garnacho looks like he can.

“He stepped up with no problem when United had a penalty in the FA Youth Cup Final against Forest.

“He won the penalty with some sharp play then tucked it away as cool as you like in front of the Stretford End.”

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