Erik ten Hag has surprise Manchester United attacking wildcard option for remainder of season..

December 26, 2022

Man United return to Premier League action tomorrow and Alejandro Garnacho will be desperate to start on either wing.

Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho contributed seven goals and three assists in the Under-18s’ successful FA Youth Cup campaign and those displays were rewarded with a place on the first team’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

Garnacho was the talk of Manchester and supporters were looking forward to seeing him play among first-team players on that pre-season tour, but he didn’t make a single appearance and was the only outfield player not to be given any minutes.

That felt like a bizarre decision, which was made even stranger by Erik ten Hag giving someone like Tahith Chong the opportunity to play. Chong had already proved he was below the standard required at the club and it was inevitable he was going to leave in the summer, yet he was given 68 minutes against Melbourne Victory and Aston Villa with Garnacho on the bench.