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Alejandro Garnacho produced filthy touch for Man United against Sheriff, he's a born entertainer

Alejandro Garnacho produced filthy touch for Man United against Sheriff, he's a born entertainer

Man United starlet Alejandro Garnacho was handed a start by Erik ten Hag and did not disappoint.

Alejandro Garnacho produced a filthy first touch in a scintillating display in Manchester United's 3-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol.

Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo were all on target in a comfortable night for Erik ten Hag's side.

And one of the top performers for United was 18-year-old Garnacho, who made his fourth appearance of the season.

The young Argentine, who scored twice in the final as United won the FA Youth Cup last season, was afforded a start by Ten Hag, who was impressed by what he saw in training.

He did not disappoint, delivering a positive display where he regularly got United fans off their seat with his direct and dribbling.

Garnacho had 65 touches in 79 minutes but one was a little more enjoyable than the rest.

On the hour mark, Harry Maguire pinged the ball across to Garnacho down the left and he could have just trapped it as normal.

However, the former Atletico Madrid youth player was desperate to show off his skills and busted out the most outrageous backheel touch.

The touch is commonly associated with Neymar, who frequently brings down the ball in that way for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil.

After making his full debut, Garnacho received a standing ovation from United fans when he was replaced by Donny van de Beek.

In the BT Sport studio, former United midfielders Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves raved about him and believe he is now very much in Ten Hag's thoughts.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

It was a night of showboating at Old Trafford, thought fellow winger Antony was branded "embarrassing" for his first half antics.

United's No.21 performed his trademark 360 spin under no pressure from the opposition and then proceeded to pass the ball straight out of play for a goal-kick.

It angered Robbie Savage on commentary and also prompted a priceless reaction from Ten Hag, who will have seen him do it for Ajax.

United paid £430,000 for Garnacho, who has easy access to both Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

He lined up alongside Ronaldo, a man whose "SIUU celebration" he has copied before at the Theatre of Dreams, but he has also learned from Messi after being called up to the Argentina senior squad earlier this year.

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Topics: Manchester United, Alejandro Garnacho, Europa League