Alejandro Garnacho has been cautioned by Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag that he must put his talent to use if he wants to succeed in his career.
Ten Hag was speaking following Garnacho’s signing of a five-year contract at Old Trafford.
You want to be able to look back and say, “I won the Premier League, the Champions League, and I went to the World Cup,” the Dutchman said.
“I believe he has the talent to succeed, but talent must also produce results; otherwise, it will not be successful.”
An ankle injury derailed Garnacho’s otherwise successful season.
The Argentine, however, had 31 appearances, four goals, and five assists.
James Maddison has Man Utd’s interest
Erik Ten Hag needs to give his team more creativity if they want to compete on all fronts next season. Manchester United is fourth in the Premier League table in terms of points, but eighth in terms of goals (49).
James Maddison is reportedly on United’s radar, according to John Percy of the Telegraph. The Red Devils have Bruno Fernandes, who has contributed to 13 goals in 31 league games, and Christian Eriksen, who has contributed to eight goals in 23 top-flight games.
The 26-year-old transferred from Norwich City to Leicester City in 2018, and since then, he has made 198 appearances across all competitions, notching 54 goals and 39 assists. But with Leicester in danger of being relegated, Maddison might be leaving the King Power Stadium this summer.
Maddison might be one of many players leaving the Foxes, who are fighting for their lives at the wrong end of the table. Percy claims that due to Leicester’s financial situation, they may have to sell off some of their valuable assets. Maddison is also in the final year of his contract, so City might prefer to turn a profit rather than take the chance of losing him for nothing in 2024.
Maddison has been open about wanting to compete at the highest level in the biggest tournaments, so he might have to leave Leicester to pursue his professional goals. Although Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United have also been mentioned as potential destinations for the England international, Man United would like to bring him to Old Trafford.
According to the Telegraph, Maddison would cost up to £60 million, so he won’t be cheap despite the circumstances at Leicester. He has nine goals and seven assists in 25 league games this season. To relieve the pressure on Fernandes and Eriksen, however, Man Utd does need a player who can score and provide an equal amount of assists.
Additionally, United will need to fill a midfield void as Marcel Sabitzer is expected to return to his parent club while Donny van de Beek is anticipated to be transferred elsewhere. However, Maddison will have options, so before deciding on his future, he might want to consider which team could give him the most playing time in 2019.