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Gordon Godot

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His movement off the ball last night was impressive and he'll always work himself into the ground but his decision making was pretty terrible.
When he's featured on the left , the constant need to come on to his stronger foot really halts the flow of our attacks, being selfish too doesn't help.

Better on the right. We're more direct and he's less inclined to cut in. Its more comfortable for him to be creative with his passing too.
its about patience. Also he should start on the right. Can Diallo play on left, he is two footed I believe? Ideally starting line up would be him and Rashford, but given issues with Rashford I would like to see us start Garnacho and Diallo. Here's a radical idea.,...maybe they switch wings on occasion!!
 

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its about patience. Also he should start on the right. Can Diallo play on left, he is two footed I believe? Ideally starting line up would be him and Rashford, but given issues with Rashford I would like to see us start Garnacho and Diallo. Here's a radical idea.,...maybe they switch wings on occasion!!
It is weird how you rarely see that with this team anymore, but then do you see it anywhere else? Does Salah ever pop up on the left? Whenever I've watched City play Grealish is always hugging the left wing.

I assume it's because these are all managers who are wedded to the idea of a system and want these exactly players in that area of the pitch for the whole match. It's not really working for us though... couldn't hurt to start introducing a bit of uncertainty for opposition defenders.
 

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I really do like how he just wants to get in behind. He always plays very wide and is always looking to isolate the fullback.

If we can coach him to making the correct final decision more often than not like @Amira alludes to, he will progress to becoming an even bigger threat. Simplicity can be great.
 

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I can see why some were suggesting caution with Mainoo as I hope he doesn’t face this type of reaction from people when his form has a dip. So much anger at the min…anyway once he develops and plays with his head up he will progress. A selfish mentality is in him as a former number 9, even seasoned pros suffer from this.
 

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He's really starting to grate on me. He is nowhere near as good as he thinks he is
Or the fan base. Before we blink we’ll have another anointed one like Rashford whose position and status at the club is fast tracked through homegrown sentiment.

I think he’s a good talent but he absolutely shouldn’t be starting games for us and believe we desperately need two starting quality wingers in the summer.

The way to win your place at the club used to be by playing your way to undroppable status now it’s all about being less shit than the next guy.
 

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He should be used sporadically really. It's clearly not his fault he's been trusted upon this early in his career ,because he has alot of developing to do, but very much a United post SAF one.
I hope United 'get fixed' in the next couple of seasons now with Ratcliffe onboard.
 

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We look better with him on the right and it removes that itch for him to always cut onto his right foot and shoot.
 

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We look better with him on the right and it removes that itch for him to always cut onto his right foot and shoot.
I completely agree. I' also can't believe that we haven't tried Antony at left wing as between them we might then get some decent service through to Hojland who's being wasted at the moment
 

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He should be used sporadically really. It's clearly not his fault he's been trusted upon this early in his career ,because he has alot of developing to do, but very much a United post SAF one.
I hope United 'get fixed' in the next couple of seasons now with Ratcliffe onboard.
This is a pretty harsh evaluation of him I'd say. He's our best winger at the moment, and I think he's looking so much better than even the start of the season.

Yeah he's young and he's not going to be perfect but he's getting valuable experience and there are other positions in much more dire need to reinforcements than his.

His and Mainoo's development are about the only things I have enjoyed this season.
 

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We look better with him on the right and it removes that itch for him to always cut onto his right foot and shoot.
I’m guessing a bit, but I would assume that the ideal game plan of having opposite footed wings (rightie on the LW and vice versa) is for having two backs who can overlap and two wings who can cut in to shoot, cross or play it through to the full back. That looks ineffectual when the FB aren’t getting into those runs early enough, and even that is not just on them, but a team problem depending on the back four having the confidence and wherewithall to move up quick enough.

Having wingers set up to cross is a whole different organization, and understandable that a manager will be careful with switching up too much when the team aren’t collectively assured af Plan A even. However, with the collective hesitation we are seeing, it makes the wingers look worse.

Equally, for the 2-2 goal, Antony is actually quicker in tracking back than Garnacho, but Dalot switching off his positioning as opposed to Shaw, makes Antony look worse defending. These things are very relational.
 

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People expecting the finished article at 19yrs old :rolleyes:

He's a developing player, as long as he keeps learning he'll be fine..
 

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He should be used sporadically really. It's clearly not his fault he's been trusted upon this early in his career ,because he has alot of developing to do, but very much a United post SAF one.
I hope United 'get fixed' in the next couple of seasons now with Ratcliffe onboard.
Yeah under Fergie and in a stronger squad he would probably be nutured more carefully and wouldn't be featuring in as many games as he has been this season.
 

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I’m fairly sure at this point few of you deserve to see any success at United.

Trying to slaughter one of the few bright spots this season, and a teenager at that from the academy. Kind of pathetic.
 

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I’m fairly sure at this point few of you deserve to see any success at United.

Trying to slaughter one of the few bright spots this season, and a teenager at that from the academy. Kind of pathetic.
Nobody is slaughtering him but he needs to learn how to pass the ball.
 

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its about patience. Also he should start on the right. Can Diallo play on left, he is two footed I believe? Ideally starting line up would be him and Rashford, but given issues with Rashford I would like to see us start Garnacho and Diallo. Here's a radical idea.,...maybe they switch wings on occasion!!
This has been a huge bug bear of mine for years, it used to be so common but nowadays they stay on one side period.
 

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He is showing confidence that he is not afraid to take the matter on his own hands. He is too young and at times getting carried away. But it would be dangerous to clip his wings at this moment. These kind of talents you need to nurture carefully. He will learn the importance of give and take.
 
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I like him on the right, such a breath of fresh air from the generic boring ass left footed right winger cutting inside shooting or passing back spam we see everywhere else. Bring wingers back into the game.
 

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He just keeps on going. Love that mentality.
Also, he's far, far better on the right.
 

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I love him on the right wing. Brilliant young player, just creates so much. He looks a natural out there and his decision making is much better from that side as well. I think Ten Hag is starting to realize that as well, seeing as he kept him on the right when he brought Antony on.
 

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One of our best today. He's embraced the challenge of playing on the right. Antony should be nowhere near the starting lineup ever again.
 

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It says a lot that he's ten hag's most trusted attacker at the moment. Elite work rate and mentality and his game is simplified in a good way playing on the right.
 

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Played well, but unfortunate at times. All the game time him, Rasmus and Mainoo are getting is probably best part of the season and hopefully will reap benefits next season and beyond.
 

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Still 19 y.o. and I'm already looking forward to what he can do in games. Really fond of his energy and intensity. He seems upset with himself as well as others when fecked up. But it's a good sign that he takes every game seriously, and put his emotion on it.

A potential for one of my favorite players for years to come.
 

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Played well, but unfortunate at times. All the game time him, Rasmus and Mainoo are getting is probably best part of the season and hopefully will reap benefits next season and beyond.
Absolutely. For Rasmus we spent a fortune so it will take longer of getting convinced he was worth it but Garnacho and Mainoo being our own youth players having become such integral players this season with obviously outstanding talent is a big positive.
 

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Good to have a young player comfortable on both wings. Easy to see our attack going forward being something like this:

Strikers: Hojlund - backup #9 - Rashford
Wingers: Garnacho, Rashford, RW, 4th winger of some kind

and no idea yet if Amad would be the RW or the 4th winger.

Presumably Antony and Sancho are sold at massive losses to get back a bit of money and save wages towards that RW signing. 5 main guys for 3 spots and then a young player as the 6th is about right in attack.
 

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Surprised there isn't much activity here. I thought he was very good, a lot of "almost there" moments. He is undoubtedly our best RW option, I think he likes playing there as well. His movement is more natural, his decision making is better, and he contributes defensively as well.

I don't think this is what ETH intended to do, but somehow it worked. Maybe we are good with Garnacho and Amad for another year? Two totally different players as well.

Good to have a young player comfortable on both wings. Easy to see our attack going forward being something like this:

Strikers: Hojlund - backup #9 - Rashford
Wingers: Garnacho, Rashford, RW, 4th winger of some kind

and no idea yet if Amad would be the RW or the 4th winger.

Presumably Antony and Sancho are sold at massive losses to get back a bit of money and save wages towards that RW signing. 5 main guys for 3 spots and then a young player as the 6th is about right in attack.
The wingers situation is a bit tricky. If Garnacho plays like this on the right, do we need a RW at all?
Left wing imo is becoming more of an issue.
 

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Surprised there isn't much activity here. I thought he was very good, a lot of "almost there" moments. He is undoubtedly our best RW option, I think he likes playing there as well. His movement is more natural, his decision making is better, and he contributes defensively as well.

I don't think this is what ETH intended to do, but somehow it worked. Maybe we are good with Garnacho and Amad for another year? Two totally different players as well.


The wingers situation is a bit tricky. If Garnacho plays like this on the right, do we need a RW at all?
Left wing imo is becoming more of an issue.
We can just give Amad a chance and see how it goes, he could provide a nice counter balance for Garnacho's skillset.
 

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He was very good last night. Maybe he's the right winger we have been hoping for and the rest can fight it out for the left spot.


I don't like that we rely on him so much. He is still raw and should be learning from a more experience player but hes found himself as our best attacker. I hope we dont ruin another talent by overplaying them.
 

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Strange I thought he had a pretty scruffy game. The pass to Hojlund for the offisde goal probably the one moment of quality.

But I do prefer him on the right and the work effort was there.
 

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Was in my FPL team so doubly frustrating to see all those potential assists go to waste.
 

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He was very good last night. Maybe he's the right winger we have been hoping for and the rest can fight it out for the left spot.


I don't like that we rely on him so much. He is still raw and should be learning from a more experience player but hes found himself as our best attacker. I hope we dont ruin another talent by overplaying them.
We rely too much on wingers in general. Yesterday a lot of things happened because of fullbacks have been overlapping wingers, this is a more "traditional" setup that ALWAYS works for us. This setup however is not possible if you play two #10s, because you already overload central areas and can't push fullbacks higher up as well.

Yesterday we looked more balanced, only Bruno was the problem and defenitely under-performing, if he was a bit better we would've had attacking threat left right center.