Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag heaped praise on Christian Eriksen and Alejandro Garnacho following the club’s dramatic Premier League win at Craven Cottage on Sunday evening.
The Red Devils opened the scoring through Eriksen in the 14th minute but failed to double their lead before the break. Fulham managed to equalise at the hour mark through Daniel James, but Garnacho had the final say in the game.
The 18-year-old has had an exceptional start to his United career. In midweek, he grabbed two assists in the Carabao Cup third round. He replicated his performance against Fulham, scoring the winner in the final seconds of the contest.
Garnacho found the back of the net with a composed left-footed finish beyond Bernd Leno, but the goal came about from the vision of Eriksen. The Dane bagged his sixth assist of the campaign with a lovely one-two with the Argentine.
Speaking after the game, Ten Hag was impressed with the end product of Garnacho but was equally pleased with Eriksen’s great pass. The Dutch tactician added that the assist and the finish for the winning goal were ‘really brilliant’.
He told Manutd.com: “I like good football, I like good footballers and he is one who can entertain, but in the end, it is about end product and that is what he brings into the team. He had some good dribbles, maybe already a penalty moment, but in the end, he kept going.”
“Great pass from Christian Eriksen, great build-up from the whole team, because it was really composed, how we played that. But the assist and the finish from Garnacho are really brilliant.”
United seemed on the verge of dropping more points in the league but Garnacho saved their blushes with a stunning winner in the 93rd minute.
The 18-year-old has been touted for big things at the club and his latest substitute appearance should improves his chances of starting this term.
Unfortunately for him, he won’t be able to add to his maiden Premier League goal until December 27 due to the enforced break due to the World Cup.
Garnacho will be staying behind with the non-World Cup stars. If he had made his breakthrough earlier, he could have been considered by Argentina.
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