Alejandro Garnacho’s performance in Manchester United’s draw with Galatasaray was praised by Rio Ferdinand.
Manchester United winger AlejandroAlejandro Garnacho, a winger for Manchester United, will be praying that Rio Ferdinand did not curse him after calling him the “real deal” following his Wednesday night goal against Galatasaray. After just 11 minutes, Garnacho scored his second goal for United in as many days, an outstanding close-range finish that put the Red Devils ahead.
After being found by Bruno Fernandes, Garnacho took a touch, smashed the ball into the top corner, and Fernando Muslera of Galatasaray had no chance to stop it. The strike greatly impressed Ferdinand, who waxed poetic about Garnacho while discussing his goal on TNT Sports.
“Garnacho is the real deal, I have no doubts about him,” he declared. Ice runs through his veins. The significance of this goal to quiet the crowd in a frightening setting after a fantastic goal over the weekend.”
After consistently showcasing his enormous potential since joining the team, it appears that Ferdinand believes Garnacho will be United’s next big thing. The former Red Devils player, though, has a poor history of spotting young players with elite potential.
On Wednesday night, Alejandro Garnacho scored his second goal in the last four days.
He identified future England stars who could lead the Three Lions to international glory, including Andy Carroll and Tom Cleverley, in a 2010 column for The Telegraph. Together, the two only managed to win 22 caps, which left Ferdinand humiliated and did little to support his talent-spotting skills.
He also singled out Jack Rodwell as another future star, despite the fact that Rodwell never performed at the best level while he was in England. The former Everton midfielder, who also played for Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, and Sheffield United, is currently playing in Australia. He ended up earning a total of three caps for the Three Lions.
When it comes to identifying future stars, Rio Ferdinand has not always been accurate.
Later, Ferdinand shared his opinion that, although the Belgian winger was making waves at United, Adnan Januzaj was destined for stardom and would ultimately be remembered as just another wasted talent because he was unable to reach his full potential.
Only a few months after departing the Red Devils in 2014, Ferdinand told The Guardian, “He is a wonderfully talented kid, who I think is a Man United player.” “Adnan Januzaj requires liberation. He has the ability to beat anyone in the world.”
Whether Garnacho is the next to go after getting Ferdinand’s blessing on Wednesday night is still up in the air. But if the winger keeps improving at his current rate, his recent showings while wearing a United shirt have made it seem like he might just break the mold.