Erik ten Hag warns Alejandro Garnacho after Man Utd star liked tweets slamming his boss | Football

Alejandro Garnacho landed himself in trouble with Erik ten Hag (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag confirmed that Alejandro Garnacho apologised after he liked tweets criticising his substitution in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth.

Garnacho was hauled off at half-time after a disappointing first-half display and with United 2-1 down against the Cherries.

However, the Argentine landed himself in more hot water after the game, when he liked two posts on X from YouTuber Mark Goldbridge who labelled the substitution of Garnacho as a ‘joke’.

Earlier in the week, a United spokesperson said that the incident had been dealt with internally and Ten Hag has now confirmed that the 19-year-old has apologised for the act.

‘Alejandro is a young player,’ the Dutchman said, speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of United’s FA Cup semi-final against Coventry.

‘He has to learn a lot. He has apologised for it and we move on.’

It is not the first time that Ten Hag has had to deal with disciplinary issues with members of his squad this season.

Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho (right) under pressure from Bournemouth's Lewis Cook (left) during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United at Vitality Stadium

Garnacho has seven Premier League goals this season (Picture: Getty)

Jadon Sancho was exiled from training and eventually sent out on loan to Borussia Dortmund after criticising his manager on social media – and then refusing to apologise.

In November last year, the 54-year-old labelled Marcus Rashford’s actions as ‘unacceptable’ after the English forward was pictured attending a nightclub party only hours after their 3-0 derby defeat to Manchester City.

Ten Hag’s attention now turns to their upcoming clash with Coventry at Wembley on Sunday.

It is United’s last hope of capturing silverware in an otherwise disappointing season for the Red Devils, and Ten Hag insisted his side would not underestimate the task at hand against their Championship opposition.

‘They are dangerous. They are in the semi-finals. They do a fantastic job over there and we have seen the game against Wolves in the quarter-final, the mentality is fabulous,’ he said.


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