Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has warned Manchester United teenager Alejandro Garnacho he must maintain the right attitude to break into his first-team on a regular basis.
With Manchester United 2-1 down to Aston Villa, Garnacho came off to bench to help secure a 4-2 victory with two assists.
“I think it was good that also when he came on that he showed performance that he has an impact in the game,” Ten Hag said.
“Quite clear, with two assists, some good dribbles, runs behind, but also some things he has to improve. For instance, when we go for the long ball, don’t go for the header with Scott McTominay, go for the second ball.
“So he still has things to learn but it’s quite obvious we are really happy with his development, with his performance tonight and he can contribute to this team.”
“Can he have a regular role? Depends on how his approach, how his attitude, when he keeps working, keeps this attitude, then it’s possible,” ten Hag said.
“That he keeps the attitude he wants to improve every day and he’s doing the right things in his lifestyle, then it’s possible.
“As you can see, he has capabilities that contribute to attacking football, he has something he can break open a really compact defending line.
“I think all teams who want to attack want to play in an opponent’s half, they need players like them, he can outplay them.
“And also, in the final decisions, he can do the right things. Once again, it depends on how his attitude, can he also do the defending stuff, the discipline, when he can do that, it’s possible.”