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Alejandro Garnacho likes posts defending him following Erik ten Hag criticism in Manchester United 2-2 draw vs Bournemouth

Manchester United played out a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, with Bruno Fernandes helping to salvage a point for the Red Devils after scoring twice to draw his level every time the hosts took the lead.

Manager Erik ten Hag took off Alejandro Garnacho at half-time for Amad Diallo, revealing after the game that it was primarily tactical due to the problems Man United suffered down their right-hand side.

“We lost some balls in areas we shouldn’t lose them,” the Dutchman said after the game.

“If you see the first goal, the set-up was good but in that area you should never lose the ball but it’s still not a goal. On the right side defending we had some problems in the first half. At half-time, we repaired it.

“In the second half, Harry was better, we repaired it on the right side and we took more control of the game and if we would have been more calm and composed, we could have had a win.

“I think we had to repair over the right side. We didn’t play well, the spaces were there. In possession, we had to bring a sub there. Garnacho was during the week not training. Only yesterday. We thought to bring some energy and bring some more quality, quality in the sense of cooperation and togetherness on that right-hand side.”

The United Stand owner Mark Goldbridge took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to react after the game, slamming Ten Hag for his criticism of Garnacho.

The Argentina international was pleased with the posts, liking them to show exactly how he is feeling following what Ten Hag has said.

Man United can count themselves lucky to have left Vitality Stadium with a point as the hosts were much better and should have put the game to bed in the first-half.

There are ten points between them and the Champions League places after 32 games, and they now need to start ensuring they do not miss out on a Europa League spot as qualifying for a place in the elite European competition next term appears to have finally eluded them.

The Red Devils play Coventry City next Sunday in the semi-final of the FA Cup before resuming Premier League action three days later against Sheffield United, and they will be desperate to win a league game following three draws and a defeat in their last four games.

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