Alejandro Garnacho praised for key quality that will help Manchester United’s Champions League bid


Alejandro Garnacho is arguably Manchester United’s most talented player and there’s one quality in particular that makes him excel.

The 19-year-old enjoyed another fine performance as he won both of United’s penalties in their 2-0 win against Everton.

Garnacho's two penalty wins helped United claim a crucial victory


Garnacho’s two penalty wins helped United claim a crucial victoryCredit: Getty

Garnacho is enjoying his best personal season for the Premier League giants so far, with seven goals and three assists to his name.

He is well-known for utilising his pace and driving at defences in the United attack, and it’s something that talkSPORT’s Tony Cascarino admires the most about the Argentine.

Speaking on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, the former Chelsea striker said: “One thing he’s got and I really like Garnacho for this, because he’s always prepared to run at players.

“Man United over the years, from Stevie Coppell to Gordon Hill and many, many others that I can remember along the way where they just have wingers like [Ryan] Giggs.

“Just so many of them that are prepared to have a go at a player and take them on, he’s got that.

“He really does want to take players on at times, he was to me really, ultimately the difference in the two sides yesterday.”

Garnacho’s efforts against Everton, with the penalties being scored by Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, could prove crucial in United’s tip four bid.

Erik ten Hag’s side are currently eight points adrift of fourth placed Aston Villa with ten games left to play this season.

Cascarino is a big fan of Garnacho's ability to drive at defences


Cascarino is a big fan of Garnacho’s ability to drive at defences
The Argentinian could provide that extra spark for United to finish in the top four


The Argentinian could provide that extra spark for United to finish in the top fourCredit: AFP

United finished third in the previous campaign, so there is still a lot of work for them to do to replicate this.

A tough run-in could prove to be too much for them though and they may therefore have to settle for a top seven finish instead.

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Fixtures against Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle and Arsenal are still yet to come in the final weeks.

Champions League qualification is therefore far from a certainty but United cannot be ruled out of the race just yet.



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