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Better than Bellingham & Wirtz: Alejandro Garnacho has more shots & touches in box per 90

Alejandro Garnacho has had another fine season with Manchester United and he played a key role in the club’s 4-3 comeback win over Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-final yesterday.

The Argentine showed a tireless work rate over the course of 120 minutes. He did not find the back of the net but made five key passes including one for Amad’s last-gasp winner.

The club graduate made a superb lung-bursting run from his own half in the closing seconds of extra-time before feeding the ball to Amad, who scored with a low shot into the bottom right corner.

Aside from his assist, Garnacho also indirectly created the opening goal. His shot on target was saved by Caoimhin Kelleher, but the rebound fell into the path of Scott McTominay for an easy tap-in.

The 19-year-old also had 15 touches in the opposition box.

DataMB now reveal that Garnacho is currently the best Under-21 player in Europe’s top-five leagues when it comes to shots and touches in the box per 90 minutes.

The talented winger has averaged over six touches and 2.5 shots, his statistics are superior than Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham and Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz.

United have a superstar in their hands in Garnacho

Garnacho has registered 11 goal contributions for United this term. The last of those has ensured that the Red Devils still have the chance to win a trophy.

Aside from his goal involvements, the youngster has also impressed with his counter-attacking runs, ability to make key passes and his tireless work rate.

He has yet to reach the heights of Bellingham or Wirtz, but he is slowly getting there.

Garnacho is one year younger than the duo. If the Argentine can improve his decision-making in the final third, United could have a superstar in their hands.

The teenager is currently an undisputed starter from the right wing ahead of Amad Diallo and Antony.

The fans will be hoping that he can continue his good form in the season run-in as the club aim to finish in the Premier League top four and win the FA Cup.

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