After Manchester United defeated Wolves 2-0 on Saturday, Alejandro Garnacho’s brother took to social media to criticize a YouTuber. The Red Devils improved their chances of playing in the Champions League next season with a hard-fought victory at Old Trafford. Two more victories in their next three games will see them return to Europe’s top-tier tournament after a one-year sabbatical.
Earlier this season, YouTuber Rants N Bants unnecessarily chastised Garnacho, calling him a’s***’.
It was a statement that drew widespread outrage online, with many fans rallying to the 18-year-old’s defense.
And, after Garnacho scored in United’s 2-0 win over Wolves, younger brother Roberto Garnacho couldn’t help but respond on social media.
“Apologize as much as you disrespected, b******. @rantsnbants,” he tweeted.
Following that, Roberto uploaded a zoomed-in photograph of Rants N Bants and remarked, ‘This dude is that guy,’ accompanied by sobbing emojis.
The United star’s sibling also posted a spoof image of Garnacho kneeling before a kingdom occupied by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Garnacho was sporting the renowned No. 7 jersey while carrying his No. 49.
Given his developing stature in the squad, the United youngster could be in line for a shirt number promotion come the summer.
Garnacho has emerged as a vital player for United this season and is on pace to become a legend at Old Trafford.
This season, the forward has six goals in 33 appearances, three of which have been in the Premier League.
He’s also had six assists, putting the United star on the edge of becoming a fixture in Erik Ten Hag’s starting XI.
Ten Hag waxed lyrical over the teenager at his post-match press conference, saying he is thrilled to have the Argentine back in his team.
“Garna, everyone can see it,” he remarked after Garnacho’s first United appearance since a goalless draw with Southampton in March.
“He came in and did almost everything well, including scoring a great goal that will give him confidence.”
“Having him back and having an impact is good for us for the rest of the season.”
“One of the characteristics of the best talent is maturity,” Ten Hag added.
“First, they accept responsibility, and second, they are mature enough to bring in the skills and believe they can dominate opponents.”
“He did it yet again. He’s made an immediate impact in numerous games, whether starting or coming on, and that’s crucial for the squad.
“I’m glad we can bring in young players, and I’m hoping he’ll progress quickly enough to compete for a starting XI spot because that’s his next challenge.”
“Making decisions, being aware, scanning situations, when to go one-on-one, get behind, when to go for goal or make an extra pass,” Garnacho, 53, continued.
“It’s decisions like that that separate a good player from a top player.”
“However, when you look at the big picture, he’s a huge talent and very brave.”
“It demonstrates that there is a path for young players at United.” And if you work hard and in the proper way, we can help you get into the team.
“But, in the end, it’s about the player – he has to invest and have a plan to do it.”