Alejandro Garnacho has demonstrated over the last week that he does not require 90 minutes to have an effect.
He came off the bench in the 72nd minute to score a stunning late winner in the team’s 2-1 triumph over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Garnacho’s impact made him a popular pick for Manchester United’s fan-voted man of the match award, which was announced on the club’s website.
He became the Premier League’s youngest player to score an injury-time victory since Federico Macheda for Manchester United in 2009.
Man of the match against Fulham
Garnacho’s incredible late impact saw him overwhelmingly win the supporter vote for man of the match.
- Alejandro Garnacho: 49 per cent
- Christian Eriksen: 31 per cent
- David de Gea: 11 percent
- All other players with fewer than 10 percentEriksen scored United’s first goal and assisted Garnacho’s winning goal. He, too, would have been a deserving winner of the top vote.
Garnacho was named man of the match in midweek after providing two assists against Aston Villa, and he scored the game-winning goal against Real Sociedad in the Europa League a week before.
Former star Wes Brown praises manager Erik ten Hag for his outstanding effort.
“I think the management has done well with him,” he told MUTV. You have to try to handle him as best you can, but when he comes on and makes such an effect [it’s fantastic]. He stepped up and took his chance. He has a lot of talent.”