Paul Scholes names Alejandro Garnacho ‘the best player on the pitch’ in Man Utd win over Chelsea
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 07, 2023 - 08:16AM
Garnacho turned in another fine performance (Picture: Getty)

heaped praise on following ’s victory over , believing the winger was ‘the best player on the pitch’ on the night.

in what has been a difficult week for the club and manager Erik ten Hag.

The Argentina international has been the club’s bright spark in recent weeks, scoring a sensational bicycle kick against Everton before getting on the scoresheet again against Galatasaray last week.

After a dismal defeat to Newcastle United at the weekend, ten Hag made changes in attack with

Garnacho kept his place in the side, tormenting Chelsea down the left wing on Wednesday evening.

While McTominay was named man of the match after scoring his fifth and sixth goals of the season, Scholes suggested the young winger was perhaps more deserving of the award after ‘going up another level’ against Chelsea.

‘I thought Garnacho was excellent,’ Scholes told Premier League Productions. ‘I thought he was probably the best player on the pitch.

McTominay scored both goals for his side (Picture: Getty)

‘I know Scott scored two goals and got player of the match but I thought Garnacho was excellent and he went up another level tonight.’

United have faced reports of discontent at the club but picked up a hugely valuable win ahead of a run of games that could define their season.

They host in-form Bournemouth on Saturday before their final Champions League group game against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. United then head to Liverpool a week on Sunday.

Having got back to winning ways, ten Hag thanked supporters for remaining on side.

‘I am used to it. Every time. I have to say, even in bad times, the fans and the crowd are behind us,; he said.

‘They are supporting use and we have to please them. We have to give everything we have, as a team, it is what they can expect from us. So we have to co-operate and we have to give the best we can.’

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