Alejandro Garnacho is enjoying a spell of remarkable form in his Manchester United journey, yet Ian Wright holds a minor reservation regarding the young player’s approach.
Earning a regular spot in Erik ten Hag’s starting lineup, Garnacho made his 19th consecutive appearance across all competitions against West Ham United. His versatility shines as he competently operates on either flank, even surpassing high-profile players like Antony and occasionally Marcus Rashford in terms of impact. The Argentine talent boasts an impressive record of seven goals—five of which grace the Premier League—alongside two assists.
His latest standout performance includes a brace against West Ham, contributing significantly to a crucial 3-0 victory at home. Notably, this marks the second occasion this season where Garnacho scored twice in a league match, echoing his pivotal role in the Reds’ comeback triumph over Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
Wright’s critique of Garnacho centers on a perceived repetitiveness in his playing style, highlighted in Premier League Productions’ analysis of United’s recent match.
“While many applaud his contributions off the bench, I notice a tendency for him to rely on similar tactics during play,” Wright remarked on the teenager’s approach. “He often attempts to dribble past opponents or take shots when a pass might be more prudent. However, against West Ham, United were granted ample time and space, capitalizing on defensive errors. Perhaps opponents should force him wide and press him upon his return to mitigate his shooting opportunities. Nonetheless, Garnacho’s confidence, speed, and goal-scoring instincts make him a potent threat within United’s current setup.”