‘He likes to dribble, score and run in behind defenders’ – Ten Hag explains why he starts Man United player against FC Sheriff

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has explained why he started Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho against FC Sheriff in the Europa League tonight.

When asked by MUTV if Garnacho has impressed in training, Ten Hag replied: “Yes, that is why he gets the opportunity. He deserves it.

“He has some X factor, like runs in behind, like dribbles, like finishing. I’m really wondering and hope he can do it tonight.

“Then we have a front three with Cristiano and Antony, all have opportunities, they have the skills, to run behind, to create, to have dribbles, to have combinations in tight areas. It’s what we expect from them; they create opportunities and create goals.”

Ten Hag added: “Ah but this pitch is not for learning. This pitch is that they have to deliver and they have to be aware of that. So it’s not that I put him up for a learning moment. He has the capabilities to show it.”