Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes insists that youngster Alexandro Garnacho did not get enough opportunities at the beginning of the season due to his attitude.
The Spanish-born Argentinian scored his first senior team goal against Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League. The 18-year-old’s goal in the 17th minute of the game decided the outcome of the fixture which saw the Premier League giants grab all three points from the game however they have sealed a second-place finish behind Real Sociedad who top the group due to a better goal difference.Embed from Getty Images
The youngster grabbed all the headlines as he became Manchester United’s youngest-ever non-English goalscorer in Europe, breaking a record previously set by George Best in 1964.
Bruno Fernandes in an interview spoke about Garnacho’s attitude and how it affected his game time.
“He was good, but he knows that we expect a lot from him. Obviously, he’s still really young, he’s doing really well.”
“He was not at his best at the beginning of the season. On the tour he didn’t have the best attitude that he should have had, and that’s why he didn’t get his chances until now.”
“He’s getting his chances because he’s training better, having a different attitude and deserving his chances.”
Fernandes claims that everyone is happy with Garnacho’s performance as well as the progress he is making.
“He didn’t get his chances before because he was not good enough in training and not good enough mentality-wise.”
“He’s changed that, that’s why he’s getting chances. Everyone is really happy for him and pleased with his goal.”
Now with the Europe League’s group stage action drawing to a close, all eyes will be on the next set of fixtures where Manchester United will take on Aston Villa and Fulham in the Premier League and they will meet Aston Villa again in the third round of the EFL cup. Before going into the winter break, the Premier League giants would want to make the most of these matches.
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According to Sportsmole, The 23-year-old has agreed on a 5 year deal with the Portuguese giants which will see him being tied to the club till 2027. The new contract has a release clause in the region of €75m (£65.3m).
The Premier League club was keeping an eye on Diogo Costa as they saw the shot-stopper be a potential replacement for De Gea whose future with Manchester United remains uncertain as there have been no talks on a possible contract extension.
Having come up through the Porto academy system, Costo has established himself as one of the finest goalkeepers in the world as the 23-year-old became the first goalkeeper on record to save three penalties in a single UEFA Champions League campaign (2003-2004 onwards). In 17 matches in the Primeira Liga and the Champions League he has kept 8 clean sheets, his recent performances has seen the young player earn call-ups to the national team and many clubs have expressed their interest in availing the star’s services as well.