Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes praised Alejandro Garnacho’s performance after he scored in a 1-0 Europa League win over Real Sociedad on Thursday, saying the 18-year-old was reaping the rewards of his hard work and an improvement in attitude.
After 17 minutes, United academy graduate Garnacho scored his first goal for the club after being played through on goal by Cristiano Ronaldo, with his strike securing the Premier League club’s victory.
It was the winger’s second start for United, following his full debut against Sheriff Tiraspol last month.
United, who needed to win by a two-goal margin to overtake Real Sociedad in the standings on goal difference, head into the knockout round playoffs.
They next face Aston Villa in a league clash at Villa Park on Sunday.