EPL He plays with fire in his belly – Parker to Ten Hag on Argentine midfielder. Paul Parker, a former Manchester United defender, has pleaded with the team to play teenage winger Alejandro Garnacho with the first squad.
For the Old Trafford tenants, the Argentine made his five first-team appearances last season.
Erik ten Hag introduced Garnacho in the closing moments of Manchester United’s season-opening Premier League loss to Brighton.
After the loss, he was remained on the bench for the entirety of United’s following four games until being eventually benched for the last three.
In 2020, the 18-year-old sensation of Argentina’s U-20 team transferred from Atletico Madrid to Old Trafford.
Parker believes Garnacho, who has scored four goals in five games for Argentina U20s, should be given more of an opportunity to impress despite playing twice in the Europa League for the Red Devils this season.
Parker said to BeMyBet, “I genuinely think you have to look at what you have inside the group, there’s a younger player, Alejandro Garnacho.”
“He was somewhat the topic of conversation during the preseason.
“Garnacho [is] persistent… He has a competitive edge, whereas many Argentinians play with a fire in their belly and are a little temperamental.