Garnacho reveals his 'father figure' at United

Thursday 04 May 2023 11:00

Although he has already won one major trophy with Manchester United and has made 29 first-team appearances this season, Alejandro Garnacho is still just 18 years of age.

The exciting winger recently put pen to paper on a new deal at the club, having impressed Erik ten Hag hugely during this first campaign of working together.

In our exclusive interview to celebrate his contract, Garnacho revealed which Red has taken him under his wing to help him develop into a regular for our first team.

New | Our extended interview with Garnacho Video

New | Our extended interview with Garnacho

Enjoy a longer version of our new-contract chat with Alejandro Garnacho, as he answers in both English and Spanish...

"From the very first day that I went into the dressing room [the team have] really treated me just like one of the lads," he said.

"I’m the youngest guy out of all that squad and so players like Lisandro Martinez who is like… well I say around here that he’s like my dad! He treats me like my dad [would treat me]. When he needs to tell me off, he does, and when I do well, he tells me that I have. He always tries to help me with everything.

"Then you have players like Bruno [Fernandes] who’s quite close to me. He helps with everything that he can.

"I’m also good friends with David De Gea, we speak the same language and he’s a player who I’m very close to and we get on very well together. They all help me quite a lot."

Having such experienced professionals around him can only aid Alejandro's development, as he strives to enjoy more success with the club.

Garnacho is aware of the areas he needs to improve, and is committed to bettering himself to help the team achieve further feats in the future.

Behind the scenes of Garnacho's big day Video

Behind the scenes of Garnacho's big day

A Day In The Life | Here's another chance to watch Garna's new-contract day, featuring an EPIC speech from Ten Hag...

"I’m still a young player, I’ve only just started out and it’s my very first full season at first-team level," he added.

"I’ve got some good attributes and maybe some not quite as good but really, I have to keep improving in all aspects of my game.

"I have to make my good points even better and I have to turn my weaknesses into strengths."