Alejandro Garnacho lit up Manchester United’s pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Garnacho was bright whenever he was in possession, putting on a show with his direct, quick play we are used to seeing him show at youth level.

The Argentine appeared at ease on the big stage, and he was praised by manager Erik ten Hag at the full time whistle.

His teammates approved too, with goalkeeper Tom Heaton adding: “I think Garnacho was outstanding down the left-hand side, so good for him to get a good run-out.”

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Jadon Sancho reacts to Alejandro Garnacho’s performance

If it looked like Alejandro Garnacho was enjoying himself against Rayo Vallecano, it’s because he was. He sent a message out on Instagram after the game which said, ‘it was fun today’.

Garnacho’s post elicited responses from teammates past and present, with first team star Jadon Sancho among those who was impressed.

Sancho had missed the weekend’s friendly matches through illness although is expected to be fit for the season opener against Brighton next week.

Reaction to Garnacho v Rayo
Reaction to Garnacho v Rayo

Garnacho was excellent against Rayo Vallecano and has done his chances of featuring this season the world of good.

In previous games Jadon Sancho has been one of United’s best players, and it is an exciting prospect to look forward to this season.

The pre-season games are now over, and when Sancho and Garnacho do team up, it will be for real.

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