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Graeme Souness proved right on Alejandro Garnacho comment in Man United win vs Liverpool



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Graeme Souness has been proved right following his comments about Alejandro Garnacho as Manchester United defeated Liverpool 4-3 in the FA Cup at Old Trafford.

Alejandro Garnacho played a huge part in Manchester United‘s epic 4-3 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The first and last goals of the game, from Scott McTominay and Amad Diallo respectively, were both created by Garnacho, with the winger once again showing how his tenacious and fearless football can produce results.

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“He’s direct; he wants to get at you immediately and back you up into the box,” former Liverpool player Graeme Souness explained ahead of the Liverpool tie when the ITV panel were discussing Garnacho.

“Last week, he got two penalties – he’s a threat, and he is only a boy, but I think he is a little bit too theatrical.

“He shoots, holds his head, and it’s like ‘wow…’ He’s a player in the making,” added Souness. Wright then weighed in on the discussion: “It’s passion, man. It’s passion and emotion,” he said in response to the comments on Garnacho being ‘too theatrical’.

Besides the “theatrical” comment, Garnacho certainly proved Souness’ words correct with his constant driving at the Liverpool defensive line.

McTominay’s goal was created through Garnacho choosing the shooting option and forcing a rebound after Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher saved the ball into the Scotsman’s path, and Diallo’s winner came from Garnacho running almost the length of the field and timing his pass correctly to set the Ivorian winger up for the shot.

Garnahco has started all of United’s last 25 fixtures and has become an integral part of Ten Hag’s side. Despite rumoured interest from Real Madrid, Garnacho could become a new icon at Old Trafford.