Manchester United legend believe that Lionel Messi is the one behind Garnacho’s previous attitude in pre-season.
According to former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, Alejandro Garnacho developed an attitude issue as a result of playing with Lionel Messi.
The 18-year-old scored the game’s lone goal in the Europa League victory over Real Sociedad, and his comments followed the performance.
That was his first goal as a senior for the team, and he took it brilliantly after Cristiano Ronaldo played a nice through ball.
Although it was another successful victory for Erik ten Hag’s team, they came in second place in their EL group, trailing only the Spanish team, and now they face the possibility of playing either Barcelona or Juventus in the next round.
For Garnacho, there had been allegations of an attitude issue dating back to the beginning of the season, which Bruno Fernandes confirmed in his post-match interview last night.
This was brought up by Scholes as well, who cited the young United forward’s slow start to the campaign and subsequent turnaround.
He seemed to be quick to blame Garnacho for being “too big for his boots” at the beginning of this season by citing his time with the Argentine national team, where he would have trained and played alongside Messi.
He did well tonight, but he is aware that we still have high expectations for him.
He did not have the best preseason starts, and perhaps his attitude was not the best it could have been.
He has since changed that, as evidenced by his on-field performances.”
According to Scholes, who spoke to BT Sport, “He said that was in pre-season, so maybe he was too big for his boots in the summer.” “He did travel with Argentina and play with Messi; perhaps upon his return, he realized that he was a member of the team.
“He’s a young lad, he will learn, and we will reap the rewards of that,”
This year, Garnacho has played five times for the senior team. He has also competed for the U21 team in the EFL Trophy and Premier League 2.
He has yet to make his senior-level debut for his nation, so it came as a surprise when he was named to Argentina’s 44-man provisional World Cup squad.
After joining from Atletico Madrid in 2020, he has recently started to play more frequently, and strong back-to-back performances in the Europa League will soon result in more playing time.