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Erik ten Hag makes Alejandro Garnacho 'bonus' claim as breakthrough made in contract talks

Chris Byfield

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Erik ten Hag makes Alejandro Garnacho 'bonus' claim as breakthrough made in contract talks

Erik ten Hag lauded Alejandro Garnacho amid reports Manchester United had made a breakthrough in contract negotiations with the player.

The 18-year-old is reportedly close to agreeing to a new contract at United, with the winger and club said to be in advanced discussions over an improved deal.

There had been some speculation that Real Madrid were keen to sign the teenager, and that Garnacho and his camp were unhappy with the Reds’ previous contract offer.

However, a Telegraph report claims there is now optimism at United that a new long-term deal for the player can be finalised.


The Argentine, whose current deal runs out in 2025, has made his mark on the first team in recent months.

Indeed, he is recognised as one of the Premier League’s most exciting and productive young talents and even set up Marcus Rashford’s winner in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Manchester City.


Ten Hag praises Garnacho


Garnacho was punished in United’s pre-season tour for being late on two occasions. Since Ten Hag has been drilling into the youngster the discipline required to become an elite player.

The United boss was extremely positive about the player’s development in an interview with the club website.

On Garnacho, the Dutchman said: “Yeah, he’s [improving] a lot.

"He has skill and I don’t see that many players, even in the Premier League, who have that skill, like he beats players one-on-one. But he learned in the last months how to play in the team and how to live and do the right things in the week, and how to have the right attitude on the training ground.


"You can see how he is acting as a team player. But his individual skills can make the difference.

"Also, for him, it’s to keep going in the process, it’s not done as there is a lot to come and a lot more room for improvement for him, but he can help contribute on the highest level.

"I’m really happy. It is a bonus for us, as a club, that you bring in young players who come into the squad and even come into the team. I think also it is a part of our project that has to contribute to our success.”

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Alejandro Garnacho, Erik Ten Hag, Premier League

Chris Byfield
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