Rio Ferdinand has been talking up Alejandro Garnacho and the Manchester United youngster’s fearless attitude.

Alejandro Garnacho, 18, came off the bench to score on his comeback from injury at the weekend in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Wolves.

Garnacho celebrated with the aura of a superstar, beaming as the Old Trafford crowd sang his name. This was his fifth goal of the season.

Speaking to FIVE, former United defender Rio Ferdinand says he loves that Garnacho backs himself and doesn’t worry about anybody else.

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Rio Ferdinand praises Alejandro Garnacho

Rio Ferdinand says he admires Garnacho’s attitude, and describes his carefree approach as an advantage to his game.

He said: “He’s a player that has come in, and shows no respect, at all for people. He don’t look at no reputations.

“I don’t even think he looks at the [opposition] team sheet, I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes into the game and when he’s out there says ‘whose your right back today’, he just don’t respect them. ‘I am this good I am doing my thing and you are going to have to stop me, work me out, come on’.

Ferdinand did add that Garnacho will face a different kind of challenge next season, when the element of surprise will be gone, and defenders game plan to stop him.

But as MUTV pundit Alex Bruce described after the Wolves game, defenders will already be worried about Garnacho’s pace, especially when he is coming off the bench.

The challenge for Garnacho is to work his way into the team as a regular starter. Former United star Paul McGrath has urged him to take this next step next season.

For now, it’s a case of living in the moment. United have tied Garnacho down to a long term deal until 2028. Hopefully he can stay with the same fearless attitude, which will be bolstered if he plays a part in FA Cup final success in early June.

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