‘For his age especially it is very special’: Robin van Persie says Man United’s winger Alejandro Garnacho is ‘one to watch’ as the ex-Arsenal striker praises how the Argentine ‘handles difficult situations and pressure’
Robin van Persie has said that Manchester United’s winger Alejandro Garnacho is ‘one to watch’.
The Argentine will be out of action for several weeks due to the ankle injury he sustained in United’s goalless draw with Southampton at the weekend.
The 18-year-old expressed his disappointment at missing out on United’s Europa League last 16 clash with Real Betis and the FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham.
However, the ex-Arsenal striker, 39, praised how Garnacho ‘handles difficult situations and pressure’.
Speaking to BT Sport, Van Persie explained: ‘Garnacho is one to watch, you know he is still very young, a very talented player.
Robin van Persie has said that Manchester United’s winger Alejandro Garnacho is ‘one to watch’
The ex-Arsenal striker, 39, praised how Garnacho ‘handles difficult situations and pressure’
‘If you look how he handles difficult situations, how he handles pressure, how he creates, for his age especially it is very special.’
Garnacho joins Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek on the casualty list.
United have also lost Casemiro to a four-match domestic ban after he was sent off for the second time this season against Southampton.
It comes after Persie compared Erik ten Hag to a Prime Minister after receiving a masterclass on the art of management from the United boss.
‘The first time [I met Erik] was a couple of weeks ago, when I was here for two days,’ Van Persie told United’s website. ‘That was the first time actually and the way how open he was towards me… he wants to share his knowledge and he wants to help a young coach.
‘I’m a young coach now. My playing days are gone and I don’t think about or dream about actions anymore. I think about tactics and systems and how I can put my team in the best possible way on a football pitch.
‘That’s how I think now and he gave me some new ideas.
It comes after Persie compared Erik ten Hag to a Prime Minister after receiving a masterclass on the art of management from the United boss
‘I get new ideas everywhere and he was one of them who really opened the doors and I appreciate that.’
He continued: ‘With every exercise there’s a clear idea or a clear target to reach for every player.
‘He gave me a lot of good insight to work on, both in possession and when the opponent has the ball.
‘Also how to manage: not just a team but a whole club. It almost feels like a Prime Minister, the job he has. I always feel very welcome here at Manchester United and I like to see everyone is polite and everyone is happy to see you. That goes both ways.’
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