Erik ten Hag sent Alejandro Garnacho warning amid Manchester United’s push for top four finish

Having played a starring role for the Academy on their way to FA Youth Cup success last season, the fleet-footed Argentina starlet has now burst onto the Premier League scene. Garnacho has made seven appearances in the top-flight alone this term, with three direct goal contributions coming in those games.

He impressed, once again, after being welcomed into the action for the final stages of the memorable Manchester derby win over Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime – setting Marcus Rashford up for what proved to be the winning goal. However, while that cameo further underlined his promise, Erik ten Hag has been told United would benefit from holding the teenager back – at times.

Liverpool FC hero John Barnes was asked about Garnacho in a BonusCodeBets promotion. He said: “Garnacho is a great talent and he has great potential. He&aposs quick and exciting on the ball.

“However, you shouldn&apost look to these young players to ensure United finish in the top-four. He&aposs come into a team that are now playing with harmony, with togetherness.

“That will be good for him. But he has to be looked after, he should be dipped in and out of the team.”

Barned added: “You have to give him time and not overemphasise how good he is.”