Man United fans bemoan lack of action for duo Garner and Garnacho

‘What’s going on with Garner?… Please give Garnacho minutes, thanks’: Man United fans bemoan lack of action for duo on social media – and insist they’re ‘TIRED’ of seeing Fernandes, Fred and McTominay in midfield already in third pre-season friendly

  • United fans have called for Erik ten Hag to give younger player more minutes
  • They think Garnacho, James Garner and Hannibal Mejbri should be playing more
  • Both Garnacho and Hannibal were named on the bench against Crystal Palace
  • However, Garner was excluded from Tuesday’s matchday squad altogether

Manchester United fans have called for Erik ten Hag to give Alejandro Garnacho, James Garner and Hannibal Mejbri more minutes during their pre-season tour this summer. 

Fans were hoping to see the trio start against Crystal Palace on Tuesday but Garnacho and Hannibal were dropped to the bench while Garner was excluded from the matchday squad altogether. 

The Red Devils have three pre-season games left against Aston Villa, Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano and fans have pleased with the Dutch manager to give the trio a chance to impress. 

Manchester United fans have called for Erik ten Hag to give younger player more minutes

One fan took to Twitter to slate Ten Hag’s selection for the Palace game, saying: ‘Is this going to be our starting midfield this season, cos I’m tired of seeing that Trio in midfield…’.

Another one added: ‘I hate seeing this same midfield I swear’. While another said: ‘Them youngsters should get more time’. 

One supporter took to Twitter to say: ‘I don’t know why we keep on fielding our 1st team instead of giving chance to youngsters….Garnacho still didn’t get a single minute and we keep on starting with our main players every friendlies…’. 

United fans were particularly disappointed to see Garner left out of the matchday squad altogether. Some asked whether the 21-year-old was injured, while others demanded Ten Hag reassess his options.

One fan wrote: ‘What’s going on with garner? Is he injured what? He was training whys he not playing? Also why does ten Hag never mix it up’. While another added: ‘Garner not even on the bench ffs’. 

Several fans also took to social media to vent their frustrations over Ten Hag’s decision to bench Garnacho. One supporter questioned: ‘Why hasn’t Garnacho been playing?’, while another fan wrote: ‘Please give Garnacho minutes, thanks’. 

Manchester United have enjoyed a successful pre-season tour so far – beating Liverpool 4-0 and Melbourne Victory 4-1. 

However, Hannibal has not yet featured for United during their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia. 

Ten Hag seems more focused on looking at Charlie Savage and Iqbal Zidane instead. 

Savage worked his way into the squad when Garner picked up an early knock at the start of United’s pre-season training camp. 


Starting XI: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia; Fred, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Substitutes: Heaton, Kovar, Bailly, Amad, Shaw, Telles, Pellistri, Wan-Bissaka, Van de Beek, Elanga, Laird, Chong, Hannibal, Fish, Garnacho, Savage, Iqbal

Speaking about his injury, Garner said: ‘Unfortunately I picked up a little injury on the fist day which has set me back until now. 

‘I’ve been in the gym and I’m back training from Monday so hopefully I’ll get a chance to play’. 

Meanwhile, Garnacho’s pitch time during United’s pre-season tour has also been limited – despite being handed minutes against Chelsea and Crystal Palace last term. 

However, Ten Hag has previously said he will give every United player an opportunity to show him what they can do. 

‘I want to have an impression from all the players, and they get a chance to show what they can [do] and what they’re capable of,’ He said. 

‘If they can contribute to Manchester United or maybe if a loan period is better. There is also other possibilities, but it is good that United has some talents but also you see that you need improvement and development.’

Manchester United are still set to face Aston Villa, Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano during their pre-season tour. 

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