"Something is wrong..." - Man Utd legend voices Garnacho concerns with "saviour" claims
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Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has voiced his concerns over the club becoming too reliant on young talents like Alejandro Garnacho.
The 18-year-old Argentine, who broke into United's first-team last season, has become a more prominent figure this term under Erik ten Hag.
Garnacho made his first senior start for United against Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League in October.
He then scored his first senior goal for the club in the same competition against Real Sociedad in November before bagging his first Premier League goal later that month – an injury-time winner against Fulham.
Garnacho was also tipped to be a surprise inclusion in Argentina's World Cup squad but eventually missed out.
Evra voices Garnacho concerns
While former United defender Evra is pleased to see Garnacho progressing well at Old Trafford, he believes it shows that there weaknesses in Ten Hag's squad.
Evra told Betfair: "For Ten Hag, there's been a lot of pressure and a lot of pressure away from the pitch, like with the Cristiano Ronaldo case. Ten Hag has come to a new league and I'm quite happy.
"I don't expect any more for United, I keep saying it's like a rollercoaster, they will win four games in a row that you don't expect them to win, and then they will lose a game. Last game we won against Fulham and I felt we were too dependent on Garnacho, a young kid, and that's why I know United are not ready.
"If you are at a club like United or Juve, if it's kids that make the difference that's when you know something is wrong because in my time you had 20 personalities and characters, then the young players would come and be a surprise, but not the saviour.
"I don't like that. I love Garnacho but I don't want him to be the saviour, because if he is, it means something is not right."
Garnacho yet to sign new Man Utd deal
Garnacho is under contract with United until 2025 but talks are ongoing over a new long-term deal for the Argentine, which could see him earn £50,000 per week – 10 times what he is currently on at Old Trafford.
United are desperate to keep hold of one of their most talented youngsters, with both Real Madrid and Chelsea reportedly keen to poach him.
Garnacho started United's 2-0 win over Burnley in the Carabao Cup round of 16 on Wednesday night.
He could keep his place in the side when they face Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on December 27.
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