Erik ten Hag believes Alejandro Garnacho “needed to rating” in Manchester United’s draw with Leeds however the supervisor is impressed with the 18-year-old’s whole self-belief.
The winger had a minimum of two clear possibilities within the first half on Wednesday earlier than being changed after the break. Though he didn’t rating, Garnacho was a risk on the left on his third league begin. Ten Hag was requested to evaluate the teen for the reason that season restarted after the World Cup.
“He’s doing properly, he has an influence on our recreation, he’s a risk, additionally [against Leeds], he had good actions, he was energetic, created possibilities, however needed to rating,” he stated. “And at last, it’s about that – that you’ve got an impact. As a striker you need to a minimum of be on the scoring listing, the help listing, the important thing motion listing, to have the precise influence. In fact, we anticipate him additionally to do the opposite stuff [such as pressing] however as a Man United participant, we anticipate you to have an effect to affect the rating, to affect the consequence, to positively affect the sport by scoring targets and having an help.”
Ten Hag isn’t involved if Garnacho is sad when taken off. “I don’t assume it’s about him not understanding the choice,” he stated. “He’s fairly emotional; that’s his energy, he brings it to his recreation. He desires to win, to play soccer, doesn’t need to miss any minutes and that may be a good factor. He’s completely satisfied about himself, you want that. However he accepts selections and the crew is all the time above every little thing and I feel he is aware of that. When he’s coming off, that emotion, that frustration isn’t in opposition to that, that he’s not accepting it.”
Garnacho’s first intuition is to attempt to beat a defender. “All of the gamers need to be courageous – if it’s within the pursuits of the crew,” Ten Hag stated. “That’s what he’s doing fairly properly as a result of he’s taking gamers on and he’s outplaying them, he’s creating possibilities – [but] on [Wednesday] he ought to have scored.”
Ten Hag is enthused by the stellar type of Marcus Rashford, who has 20 targets this season, and Jadon Sancho’s objective in opposition to Leeds, which got here in solely a second look since October owing to bodily and psychological wellbeing points.
“It’s fantastic to work with younger individuals, to get the perfect out of them,” he stated. “Lastly, they need to do it by themselves. However generally they want motivation, a push and interplay. Typically in addition they want the inspiration of a plan.”