Erik ten Hag named Alejandro Garnacho for the match against Aston Villa to play on the right wing, allowing Marcus Rashford to move to his preferred inside-left role. Garnacho has usually played on the left but has struggled as the right winger. However, in the game against Unai Emery’s side, Garnacho performed well, setting up a goal with an excellent cross from Rashford and scoring a second goal himself.
The writer notes that United’s attack has lacked shape due to Antony’s one-footedness, but Garnacho’s right-footedness expands the pitch and gives Rashford and Fernandes space to work in. The article praises Garnacho’s promising performance, describing him as an old-school winger in the tradition of United.
The writer sees potential in Garnacho, stating that he has a unique talent for attacking his fullback before delivering an end product. The comparison is drawn between Garnacho and Rashford, Greenwood, and Mbappe, emphasizing the difference in their styles. The writer concludes by expressing hope that Ten Hag can develop Garnacho into United’s wing talisman, referencing past iconic wingers from the club’s history.