Fernandes backs Man United teammate Garnacho for ‘great future’

Bruno Fernandes has backed Alejandro Garnacho for a ‘great future’ after the teenager scored a stunning overhead kick in Manchester United’s 3-0 win at Everton.

Garnacho opened the scoring in the third minute with a Goal of the Season favourite, as the Argentine acrobatically connected with Diogo Dalot’s cross to send the ball into the top corner.


Marcus Rashford scored a second from the penalty spot and Anthony Martial wrapped up the win, a fifth in six Premier League games for Erik ten Hag’s side.

Fernandes was full of praise for Garnacho after his incredible effort and backed the 19-year-old for a ‘great future’ at Old Trafford.

“I give him a good nod for the goal, I have big expectations for him,” the United captain told Sky Sports.

“He has a great future ahead and we expect a lot from. I am always going to be behind him asking for more but yes an amazing goal.

“A goal like this has to silent the crowd, Everton fans will not be happy about it but they enjoy to see it and players like him can do this. I am very happy to have him on my side.”

“It is always tough to play against Everton,” Fernandes continued.

“A really tough team – they have good players on the ball, but I think our performance was good at stages.We needed to play at moments a bit more like the first 20 minutes in the first half.”

Fernandes allowed Marcus Rashford to take the penalty for the visitors, with the latter having been criticised for his lack of goals this season. The Portugal international said he was keen to hand his teammate a chance to improve his confidence from the spot.

“Because Marcus needed a bit of confidence, he needed his goal – he is an excellent penalty taker. I was sure he could score that penalty and Marcus did it perfectly.

“I think obviously strikers and wingers need to score goals, it is part of their game. Marcus was unstoppable and he could take on everybody.

“Marcus last season was amazing so expectations have been higher and it is just about getting those goals back.”

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