Alejandro Garnacho lit up Old Trafford on Saturday to help Manchester United to a 3-1 victory over Lens.

It was a surprise to many that rising star Alejandro Garnacho was not handed the number seven shirt this summer, with it given to new signing Mason Mount instead.

Mount, a more proven player, does not quite have the electricity Garnacho does in his game. The young Argentine was in full flow on Saturday to spark a friendly win over Lens.

Garnacho was United’s most dangerous player and provided an assist for Antony’s goal to give United the lead. He was unlucky not to score himself.

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Alejandro Garnacho backed for big season

Alejandro Garnacho’s performance was the talk of Old Trafford on Saturday. He showed why he prompted such excitement when he came through last season, and looks set for another big campaign.

MUTV co-commentator David May spoke highly of the youngster and backed him to play a key role in 2023/24.

May said: “I love that lad Garnacho. He goes straight for the jugular. He’s going to be a massive player for us this season.”

Pundit Danny Webber also told the channel: “He’s always positive. What I love about him, some people take the longest route to goal, he goes straight there.”

Manchester United fans voted Garnacho man of the match

Alejandro Garnacho was the overwhelming winner of Manchester United’s man of the match vote, via the club website.

Garnacho will want to work his way into the squad as a regular starter next season, which won’t be easy, but he has the talent.

The 19-year-old has stated a real case to start United’s season opener at home to Wolves next week. Old Trafford will be waiting.

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