Manchester United fans are loving Erik ten Hag’s motivational speech to Alejandro Garnacho following his new contract

A new contract and a baby on the way. It's been a big few days for the young man.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 3rd May 2023

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag continues to endear himself to the players and the fans as a recent speech he gave Alejandro Garnacho in front of his family has left Reds surer than ever that they’ve got the right man in charge.

Garnacho signed a new five-year contract on 28 April, meaning that his future at United is now secured until June 2028, and the Dutch coach looks to be just as chuffed about the deal as supporters are.

Shooting a behind the scenes day surrounding the contract renewal, the 18-year-old was filmed heading into Carrignton to pen to paper along with some family, and what came after was a lovely moment between him and the manager.

Insisting to his loved ones that he “deserved this” new contract and “fought his way into the team”, ten Hag explained how this isn’t just a reward for his efforts so far but an expectation of what’s to come.

Erik ten Hag gives his Alejandro Garnacho a rousing speech after signing a new contract.

ten Hag goes on to say that Garnacho “has improved a lot” and has been “magnificent” since breaking into the first-team but that this is just the start and that, for all of his talent, he has to “work to go far”.


Having previously been kept on the fringes of the team following reports of “attitude problems” earlier in the season, Garnacho looks to have come along way to being one of the most exciting and beloved players and, judging by ten Hag’s speech, he is clearly convinced he can go much further.

The 53-year-old goes on to say that he believes this new deal will be “an inspiration, a motivation to do even better”, adding that the club “needs players who can do incredible things” if they want to win games and trophies, as well as “win in a certain way” like he is trying to instil.


No wonder United fans are loving this video: it isn’t just about showing faith in young talent as he did so well at Ajax, but he also intimates that he wants the team to play a certain type of football and it’s one that the supporters are already starting to see come together and enjoy.

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Reacting to the clip, fans commented, “Finally we have the right manager, “hope the youth team see this as motivation/inspiration” and “this has Cristiano [Ronaldo]/Sir Alex [Ferguson] vibe written all over.”

Fresh from learning that he will soon be having a baby boy with his partner, Eva, it was clear that the recognition of his progress felt like a significant moment for his family too, as they all joined in with embracing the young Argentine and celebrating his new contract.


With reports now suggesting that he will be staying with United instead of flying over with his national team for the U20 World Cup, fans will be looking froward to seeing him back in action again soon and, hopefully, more driven than ever.

You can watch Garnacho’s full ‘Day In The Life’ video down below:

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