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Erik ten Hag explains two reasons why Alejandro Garnacho was subbed at half-time vs Bournemouth



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Erik ten Hag has explained why he replaced Alejandro Garnacho with Amad Diallo at half-time of Manchester United’s draw with Bournemouth.

In the Saturday evening clash, United went into the break 2-1 down, and they were fortunate to be just one goal behind the Cherries.

Garnacho played 45 minutes and played a large role in Bruno Fernandes’ first goal, which temporarily put United level.

However, the Argentine came off at the interval with Amad Diallo coming on to make his first appearance since the Liverpool victory in the FA Cup quarter-final.

It was a decision that raised eyebrows within the United fanbase but Ten Hag has since explained two key reasons why Garnacho was replaced.

The Dutch manager believed that the right-hand side needed to be “repaired” after the first-half and he wanted to bring off a winger.

Garnacho had only trained the day before the game on Friday and so the manager decided that he was the correct player to come off.

“I think we had to repair over the right side,” he told reporters.

“We didn’t play well, the spaces were there. In possession, we had to bring a sub there.

“Garnacho was during the week not training. Only yesterday. We thought bring some energy and bring some more quality, quality in the sense of cooperation and togetherness on that right-hand side.”