Alejandro Garnacho has taken three steps behind the scenes to develop into a Manchester United star

Alejandro Garnacho has taken a leap towards stardom with a superb fortnight for Manchester United’s first team.

Garnacho, 18, scored his first Premier League goal at the weekend, after a winner in the Europa League, and two assists in the Carabao Cup.

The teenager is on course to become a first team regular, winning the faith of manager Erik ten Hag, and the rest of the first team squad.

A report in The Mail has pointed towards three steps Garnacho has taken behind the scenes to dedicate himself to becoming a top star.

It is claimed: “Garnacho had already requested a personalised gym programme from United’s fitness staff to build muscle mass in the hope that this would be his breakthrough season at the club.

“Sources say his physique has developed impressively since he arrived at the club, and the coaches are delighted with his commitment in the gym.”

Garnacho is said to be among the first players to arrive at training at Carrington, an example set throughout his career by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Two more steps the teenager has taken have been identified, with Garnacho working on both his nutrition and language skills.

The report states: “He also been working closely with a nutritionist outside the club to make sure his diet meets the demands required, and is nearly fluent in English after taking regular language lessons.”

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Garnacho deserves credit for commitment

In the modern game, a lot of this should be standard, hard work in the gym and focus on nutrition, but it is easily overlooked, and Garnacho appears to be going the extra mile.

Most of all, it appears to be working, with Garnacho enjoying a rapid rise over the past fortnight, which has seen him establish himself as a key part of the first team set up.

A report in 90Min today claims United are confident of tying Garnacho to a new contract extension, as the club look to secure his long term future.

Erik ten Hag spoke highly of Garnacho at the weekend, and he would not have promoted him to the first team if he was unhappy with his work behind the scenes.

Now the teenager is making it count on the pitch, with his hard work paying off.

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