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Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen rave about ‘special’ Alejandro Garnacho

Manchester United starlet Alejandro Garnacho received plaudits from Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen after scoring a sharp goal in stoppage time against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Red Devils defeated Wolves 2-0 at Old Trafford to get on the cusp of a Champions League return.

The midfield duo were full of praise for Garnacho, who made his return from an ankle ligament injury today.

Fernandes said in the post-match (via the BBC’s Shamoon Hafez):  To play for Manchester United you have to be special.

“This club is massive and we know the past. He is another one coming through. We are really happy for him.”

Eriksen believed the young winger had a ‘perfect return’ after injury. 

He told “You can see the quality he [Garnacho] can bring and the confidence in how he’s playing. 

“I’m pleased for him. To be out for a while and to come back and score is the perfect return.”

Alejandro Garnacho has had a season to remember

It has been an unforgettable 12 months for the teenager. He is the first player Ten Hag counts on whenever his side needs a spark from the bench.

Since he picked up an injury in March, United have been uninspiring going forward. 

Marcus Rashford has lifted the goalscoring burden, but after playing more than 50 games this season, he also looks tired.

The return of Garnacho is a breath of fresh air. 

Even though Jadon Sancho had a decent outing against the Wolves, Garnacho’s cameo looked much more threatening on the left flank.

The Argentine possesses breakneck pace and is not shy of taking on defenders. He sealed United’s victory today with a brilliant goal late in the injury time. 

The Old Trafford crowd gave him a rousing welcome when he came on in the 82nd minute. 

The chants of ‘Viva Garnacho’ grew even louder when he found the back of the net and celebrated by taking his shirt off.

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