That’s a ‘remember the name’ moment from Alejandro Garnacho. He’s no secret to United fans but the wider football world might not have been aware of them. They are now. He’s been the brightest forward on the pitch for 18 minutes but that electric. The build-up was slick but his three touches were perfect, the control at speed, the touch to set and an unsaveable left-footed finish. Brilliant.
That is a wonderful moment for Garnacho. United fans are chanting ‘Argentina’ and this time it isn’t for Martinez. The pass from Ronaldo was good but Garnacho had to check his run slightly and had a full-back breathing down his neck but all three touches were perfect. The finish was particularly exceptional.
Garnacho had been United’s best attacker before that and, at 18, he is a lad in a hurry. He has impressed on all three first-team starts now. It’s comical that Graeme Souness said Martinez was not good on the ball last week. His range of passing has been an asset again tonight and he’s been one of the best players on the pitch.
It’s comical that Graeme Souness said Martinez was not good on the ball last week. His range of passing has been an asset again tonight and he’s been one of the best players on the pitch.
De Gea’s saves at the end there might reinforce United’s focus. Sociedad had been pretty harmless until then but should have equalised on the rebound. United’s back four have been solid again, so it was surprising to see them caught on their heels after the initial save.
Ronaldo is putting in a shift but his lob was endemic of his finishing for most of this season. It is not coming as naturally to him and he was willing the linesman to raise his flag for offside, rather than a goal kick.