The Alejandro Garnacho picture after Manchester United's clash with Liverpool you probably didn't see
Alejandro Garnacho has enjoyed a quite incredible rise this season which could end with a first team debut and a FA Youth Cup winners’ medal.
Garnacho has been on the bench for United’s last three Premier League matches, against Norwich, Liverpool, and Arsenal. With Champions League contention seemingly gone, there is a chance the teenager gets to make his first team bow.
The past couple of months have seen Garnacho spend time with his idol Cristiano Ronaldo, training alongside him, and even handed the matchball after his hat-trick against Norwich.
Garncho has also been able to learn first-hand from Lionel Messi, after being called up into the Argentina national team last month. And he seems determined
Garnacho is relentless in his desire to seek advice from and learn from the world’s top players, and after the defeat to Liverpool, he sought out Mo Salah.
The 17-year-old was seen pictured speaking to the Egyptian as he left the pitch after United’s 4-0 loss last week.
This is no criticism of the United youngster. While it might have been unwelcome to see a senior player getting so close to Salah after the loss, Garnacho is still pinching himself that he is on the bench for these big games.
On May 11, Garnacho will star at Old Trafford for United in the FA Youth Cup final for Nottingham Forest, a competition in which he has scored five goals in five matches.
The youngster has 16 in all competitions this season for the academy sides, and he will probably be involved in the first team squad to take on Chelsea this coming week.
Even though he has not come off the bench yet for the first team, Garnacho is clearly determined to make the most of the experience.