“What on earth is going on” – Journalist reacts to “eye-opening” Garnacho “twist” at Man Utd

Alejandro Garnacho’s social media activity has presented Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag with “another PR nightmare,” and journalist Dean Jones thinks the tactician may be forced from the Old Trafford dugout at the end of the season.

The former Ajax head coach’s job as the Red Devils’ manager is already in jeopardy because new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe gave him the goal of getting the team into the Champions League. However, after his team’s draw with Bournemouth last weekend, they are now 13 points behind fourth-place Aston Villa, and negotiations are scheduled for the summer.

Garnacho was hauled off at half-time of the 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium, despite registering his 22nd consecutive top flight start, and he has put ten Hag under further pressure as he bids to save his job in the Manchester United hot-seat after failing to respond to being replaced well.

Garnacho Could Feel Ten Hag’s Wrath Following Social Media Activity 

In the wake of the loss against Bournemouth, Garnacho has reportedly taken a punitive step by like two X posts from The United Stand broadcaster Mark Goldbridge criticizing the Manchester United manager for benching him midway through the Premier League match. This is according to talkSPORT.

According to the source, the Argentina international, who plays for Old Trafford on a £50,000-a-week contract, also posted a photo of himself on Instagram Stories showing himself staring down at the pitch with an expression of shock as a reaction to having to settle for a draw on the south coast.

Though it’s known that Manchester United views Garnacho’s social media activity as an internal matter, any indication of discord in the locker room won’t likely aid ten Hag in persuading Ratcliffe and other new executives that he should continue as manager going into the upcoming campaign.

A few weeks after reputable writer Steve Bates informed GIVEMESPORT that the winger is in the running to win the Red Devils’ Player of the Season award after putting on several standout performances, the 54-year-old boss was quietly criticized.

Dean Jones – Ten Hag Facing Fresh Problems Thanks to Garnacho 

According to Jones, Garnacho’s liking of ten Hag-critical social media posts indicates that the players in the dressing room are not entirely in agreement with the direction the team is going, raising questions about whether his position can survive a shocking turn of events.

Although it seemed the Red Devils might assemble a team around him, Rasmus Hojlund, Kobbie Mainoo, and rising central defender Willy Kambwala, the respected journalist believes the 19-year-old has followed Jadon Sancho in placing the Dutchman in a challenging situation.

Smith stated to GIVEMESPORT:

“One of the positive narratives around Erik ten Hag has been his management and improvement of the young players, so this latest twist around Garnacho is actually pretty surprising.

“Garnacho liking X posts that question ten Hag’s treatment of him is eye-opening and makes you wonder what on earth is going on in that dressing room.

“Garnacho has been a success story across most of this year, and he is looking like the future of the club along with Rasmus Hojlund, Kobbie Mainoo and maybe Willy Kambwala, but if ten Hag doesn’t have the trust of these players, how can he stay?

“It is not a million miles short of what happened with his criticism of Jadon Sancho and is just another PR nightmare from this failing campaign.”

Rashford In Line to Stay at Old Trafford 

According to The Sun, Marcus Rashford will stay at Manchester United because Paris Saint-Germain feels he utilized their interest to guarantee he earned a more lucrative contract during negotiations last year, thus they are not interested in bidding for his services during the summer transfer window.

Despite being linked at first because Kylian Mbappe is expected to leave the Parc des Princes at the end of his contract, the report indicates that the defending Ligue 1 champions will decide against considering a move for the England international because he has struggled for extended stretches of the season and has only scored eight goals.

Marcus Rashford’s statistical averages per 90 minutes this season compared to Kylian Mbappe
Marcus Rashford Kylian Mbappe
Percentage of shots on target 32.2 44.6
Shots 2.36 4.70
Expected goals 0.29 0.91
Goals 0.28 1.12
Assists 0.08 0.28
Statistics correct as of 15/04/2024

Manchester United will head into the fast-approaching transfer window in a strong negotiating position as Rashford committed his long-term future to his boyhood club in July, when he penned fresh terms worth £300,000-per-week which will keep him at Old Trafford for another four years.

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