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Erik ten Hag makes incredible speech to Alejandro Garnacho and his family after signing contract

Erik ten Hag makes incredible speech to Alejandro Garnacho and his family after signing contract

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag decided to give a speech after Alejandro Garnacho signed a new contract at the club.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag made a wonderful speech to Alejandro Garnacho and his family after the Argentine forward signed a new five-year deal with the club.

The 18-year-old academy product has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Old Trafford. In total, he has notched four goals and five assists in 31 appearances for United.

And as a result of his fine form, it was suggested that European champions Real Madrid were interested in making a summer move for the talented teenager.

But the Premier League club have moved quickly to offer Garnacho a bumper pay rise, with his wage being increased tenfold from £5,000 per-week to £50,000, according to The Daily Mail.

After signing his new contract at Carrington, the incredibly likeable Ten Hag decided to stand in front of Garnacho's family and give a speech.

“It’s a big, big moment, so I [will say] some words," he said.

"He is improving and he has improved a lot. That is why we are now here and he deserves this, a new contract. It is deserved by his performance and he has fought his way into the team.

“So, it was a huge step and he did magnificently. Now, I hope and I think this new contract is an inspiration and a motivation to do even better because it is a big step and today, you deserve it.

“We have to do some celebrations and you have to do some celebrations with your family, they are the ones who are in your heart."

Ten Hag added: “This club needs players who can do incredible things. It is not only about ‘we want to win’. Also, we want to win in a certain way. But winning is the most important and then we want to win in a certain way, because we are playing in the Theatre of Dreams.

“And then this club has to win trophies and you want to win trophies, because in the end a contract is great but in the end of a career you want to collect trophies.

“You want to look back and say ‘I won the Premier League, I won the Champions League, I was at the World Cup’. I think he has the talent to do it but talent has to work, because talent that does not work will not go far.

“This is the start, a new start, a signed contract, and tomorrow new roles, new aims and go.”

Image credit: Manchester United
Image credit: Manchester United

Here's how social media reacted to the scenes.

One said: "I didn’t think I could love this manager any more until I saw this," while another wrote: "Sir Alex always made a point of getting the family on your side... what a manager."

A third commented: "Love how he's managing Garnacho's development. Feels like the Fergie/Ronaldo early years at Man Utd."

A fourth added: "Erik Ten Hag’s relationship with Garnacho giving me Sir Alex and Ronaldo vibes."

Speaking to the press after signing his new deal, Garnacho credited Ten Hag and his staff for helping him improve as a player.

"When I joined this incredible club, I dreamt of achieving my debut, playing at Old Trafford, scoring my first goal and winning trophies with this badge on my chest," he said.

"I feel very proud and emotional to have experienced these moments already, together with my family who have supported me every step of the way.

"We are all humbled to have this chance to continue our journey at Manchester United and I have already begun to work on achieving the next set of targets and ambitions.

"The manager and his coaching staff have helped me to improve in every way, and with their support, I am developing each day to help the team to be successful."

Thoughts on Ten Hag's speech? Can you see Garnacho becoming a key player for United next season and beyond?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Manchester United/Twitter

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