Erik ten Hag reveals what he told Alejandro Garnacho before he scored against West Ham

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed the pep talk he gave to Alejandro Garnacho prior to Manchester United’s FA Cup win over West Ham.

Garnacho scored a 90th winner as Manchester United came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Ten Hag has now spoken about the chat he had with Garnacho before the game and said: “I see today another step.

“I said to him before the game, ‘it’s time. You have an impact when you come on but now you have to have an impact as a starter’.

“And I think he is capable of it, so that is the next step he has to make. It is a great skill when you’re fearless, when you’re brave.

“I don’t think that it’s a skill that is so specific, there are not so many players in world football who can take players on, who can just out-dribble them and that skill he has.

“But he has more skills than only that, for example, finishing. But also I see he has a big engine, he is fast, he has speed, he can keep running for 90 minutes, for 120 minutes, it doesn’t matter how long, he can do it.”

Garnacho, 18, has now scored four goals for United this season in what has been a breakthrough campaign for him under Ten Hag.