Alejandro Garnacho follows Federico Macheda with late Manchester United winner
Alejandro Garnacho scored a late winner for Manchester United away at Fulham to clinch a 2-1 win.
Garnacho’s 93rd minute strike further consolidated his rise to the first team, calmly passing the ball into the bottom corner.
The teenager’s goal sparked wild celebrations among fans and players, with the team securing a crucial win to end the pre-World Cup stretch of fixtures on a high.
This was Garnacho’s second goal for United, both of which have been winners, and his first in the Premier League.
Garnacho echoes Macheda
This wasn’t quite Garnacho’s debut, this came at the end of last season against Chelsea. His first start was last week against Villa.
He had been a 72nd minute substitute, giving United an attacking threat which had been lacking until his introduction.
His one-two with Christian Eriksen showed real desire and quality, and was a memorable goal for him.
This was the first winning goal a teenager had scored in the Premier League in injury time for any club since Federico Macheda’s famous strike back in 2009.
Garnacho’s goal adds to two assists he provided in midweek in the win over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.
The Argentine wonderkid is a gem, who many were surprised did not start the game. Erik ten Hag wanted to use him as an impact substitute – and this was a decision which ended up working out perfectly.