Manchester United made a statement on Saturday as they came from behind to beat City 2-1 at Old Trafford. Jack Grealish had put the Blues ahead but a controversial Bruno Fernandes equaliser and a Marcus Rashford finish four minutes later turned the game on its head.
City appeared to be in control following the opener, with United struggling to find their way back into the match until Erik ten Hag introduced Garnacho in the 72nd minute. Within 10 minutes his side were winning, with the Argentine&aposs fearlessness on the left sparking United back to life.
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Garnacho set up the winning goal with excellent work as he turned Nathan Ake before putting the ball on a plate for Rashford to poke home. United&aposs top scorer improved his tally to 16 for the season but was sure to praise Garnacho for his excellent work.
“It&aposs a change of dynamics,” he told BT Sport. “I think I&aposve said this many times before but the options we&aposve got coming off the bench, even when we&aposve had injuries at times and everyone&aposs played out of position – Bruno played out of position today – as you can see everyone puts in a shift. When you have players like Garno, young and hungry, full of talent and ready to make a difference, anything&aposs possible.”
Speaking in a separate interview with MUTV, Rashford added: “I think he (Garnacho) tried to play a cross in a little bit earlier, maybe for Antony, and it&aposs come back to him and it&aposs a really smart turn, you know.
“It is important to keep the pressure on. When you are going up, facing the Stretford End and they can feel that pressure, there is a presence there. And when the ball went in the back of the net it was just an amazing feeling and to do it at the Stretford End, there is nothing that really beats it.”