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“So direct…” – Manchester United starlet compared to Ryan Giggs by former winger



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Ex-Manchester United star Lee Sharpe has stated that there are several similarities between Alejandro Garnacho and United legend Ryan Giggs.

Sharpe, who won a host of trophies alongside Giggs, played a key part in United’s success throughout the early-mid nineties.

Now, the three-time Premier League winner has stated that he sees a striking resemblance between Giggs, and current Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho.

“Alejandro Garnacho is a little bit like a Ryan Giggs stylistically,” Sharpe told “He seems to run with the ball as fast as he does without it – he’s not frightened at going at players and taking people on.

“He likes to take shots and isn’t afraid of missing them, which is great to see for a young player.

“He’s got a lot of character and aggression, which helps him when he tries to get past other players, even if he fails. I think he’s very much a Ryan Giggs-esque player.  

“He’s just so direct and so quick, plus he’s hungry for goals. He’s someone that you pay your entrance fee to go and watch – he gets you on the edge of your seat because he takes people on and takes risks.

“His goal catalogue is already very impressive and he’s just an incredible talent. He’s certainly one of the first names on the team sheet at the moment.

“He can get Manchester United out of trouble because he can carry the ball from his own half into the final third, which takes a lot of pressure off defenders when you’re in tight games.

“He’s still a very young player and there will still be times when he makes the wrong decision in games, but the more he stays in the team, the better he will become.”

After making 963 appearances across his 23 years at Manchester United, Giggs retired in 4th place on United’s all-time top goalscorers list.

Whilst Garnacho is unlikely to ever equal Giggs’ impact on the club, he has gone about setting his own targets concerning how many goals he wants to score this season.