Alejandro Garnacho scored twice as Manchester United won 3-2 against Aston Villa on Boxing Day in a thrilling comeback affair at Old Trafford.
Garnacho played on the right wing instead of the left side, with Marcus Rashford coming back into the side. It worked a treat for Erik ten Hag, who saw Rashford assist Garnacho on two occasions, albeit one was ruled offside.
It was a game filled with fight and determination from the home side despite their incredible lapses in concentration to concede twice in the opening 26 minutes.
Captain Bruno Fernandes excelled during the game, back in his more familiar number ten position. He won the ball back and played Rashford through for the opener, and it was his cross that led to Garnacho’s equaliser and then Hojlund’s dramatic winner.
However, despite the Portuguese Magnifico’s solid game, another player caught the eye of Man of the Match Garnacho, who he seems to believe will be a future captain of the club.
On social media platform X, formally known as Twitter, Garnacho liked a post where Kobbie Mainoo was seen pumping up the Old Trafford crowd when being replaced in the game against Aston Villa before the video was later taken down for copyright.
The caption read, “Mainoo is our future captain.”
He knows all about what Mainoo is capable of and seems to believe that the armband would suit him in the future.
Garnacho also took to Instagram to praise his fellow academy graduate after an under-the-radar performance where the 18-year-old bossed the midfield against the in-form Villa.
Playing beyond their years, Mainoo and Garnacho have looked like two bright sparks in a dismal season so far for The Reds.
With fewer games coming up, and injured players returning soon, United must look to continue to produce similar performances to the one which saw them comeback against The Villians.
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