Alejandro Garnacho explains which Man United player is like a father figure to him

Manchester United are celebrating Alejandro Garnacho’s new long-term contract.

After enjoying a hugely impressive breakthrough campaign that has so far seen him score two goals and provide two assists in just four Premier League starts, the future looks very bright for the young Argentine attacker.

And despite being just 18 years old, Garnacho has already provided the likes of Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford with some strong competition for the right to be the Red Devils’ preferred right-sided winger.

Consequently, with his deal approaching its expiry date, United and manager Erik Ten Hag were desperate to ensure they did not lose one of the club’s most exciting youngsters.

Following some lengthy talks, confirmation that the teenage sensation had agreed to extend his stay at Old Trafford finally came from the club. Confirming Garnacho had penned a new deal via their official website, United recently announced that the academy graduate had committed his future to the side until 2028.

And speaking recently to the club’s media team about life in Manchester, Garnacho took the time to give a special thanks to compatriot Lisandro Martinez for making him feel so welcomed among the side’s senior first-team. The South American referred to United’s World Cup winner as a father figure.

“From the very first day that I went into the dressing room [the team have] really treated me just like one of the lads,” he said.

“I’m the youngest guy out of all that squad and so players like Lisandro Martinez who is like… well I say around here that he’s like my dad! He treats me like my dad [would treat me]. When he needs to tell me off, he does, and when I do well, he tells me that I have. He always tries to help me with everything.”

Going on to mention the influence Bruno Fernandes and David De Dea have also had on him, Garnacho added: “Then you have players like Bruno [Fernandes] who’s quite close to me. He helps with everything that he can.”

“I’m also good friends with David De Gea, we speak the same language and he’s a player who I’m very close to and we get on very well together. They all help me quite a lot.”

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  1. Garnacho need to build more confidence and be strong on the ball, his a future no 7 at United, very talented guy

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