Javier Mascherano sings praises of Alejandro Garnacho

Former FC Barcelona and Liverpool midfielder, Javier Mascherano, has heaped the praise on Alejandro Garnacho.

Manchester United Football Club struggled pretty badly at first-team level in 2021/22. There were a real mixed bag of performances throughout what proved to be a hugely disappointing campaign.

The Old Trafford side just weren’t good enough on far too many occasions. A real change in mentality is required, hence the appointment of Erik ten Hag as new manager.

Thankfully, the season ended with a trophy at youth level. Our U18 side won the FA Youth Cup, roared on by a jam-packed Old Trafford crowd.

It was a stunning team performance, though the crown jewel in that side is undoubtedly Alejandro Garnacho. The young man already looks like he’s embracing the limelight as a young teenager. The sky really is the limit.

He’s already made a debut at senior level, while also earning an international call-up to the full Argentina squad.

Now, the emerging United starlet has been heaped in praise by ex-player and Argentina compatriot, Javier Mascherano.

Check out what Mascherano had to say about Garnacho in full here:

“Alejandro is a great player, with a lot of potential to continue growing. It is clear that by playing in the club he plays for, and above all the importance his club gives him for the future, will depend on him for what he is capable of,” Mascherano told Argentinian publication Olé, via The Peoples Person.

So as United fans, we were brought up to hate Mascherano due to his Liverpool connections and on-field antics. However, it’s nice seeing him give credit where it’s due.

There’s no doubt that Garnacho can go as far as he wants to within this sport, assuming he remains level-headed and grounded.

After signing for United from Atletico Madrid a couple of years ago, Garnacho has gone from strength-to-strength. Although he seems to relish the spotlight, it looks as though he has a great support cast around him who’ll keep his mind firmly on the task at hand. Let’s hope we have the next Cristiano Ronaldo rather than another Adnan Januzaj.

Although it’s hard for we fans to do, it’s up to us to play our part and not heap too much pressure on Garnacho. We all know his capabilities, but we must let the young man grow and develop at his own pace rather than rushing the process.

Do you think Alejandro Garnacho is already ready for regular first-team football at Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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