Alejandro Garnacho 'unlikes' social media posts criticising Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag

Alejandro Garnacho receives instructions from Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.
Alejandro Garnacho (left) has reversed his decision. -Credit:Marc Atkins/Getty Images.

Manchester United forward Alejandro Garnacho has made a U-turn on his decision to 'like' posts on social media criticising manager Erik ten Hag.

Following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, Garnacho, who was substituted at half-time, 'liked' two posts that were published on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. The Argentine's interaction with the posts suggested he was in agreement with the publisher's criticism of the United boss.

Both posts were made by well-known United fan and YouTuber Mark Goldbridge. In the first post 'liked' by Garnacho, the former questioned Ten Hag's decision to substitute him at the half-time interval.

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Goldbridge posted: "Garnacho has been one of our best players this season. Poor first half but taking him off at half-time and holding him up as the problem is a joke. Many have done much worse week in week out and are still out there."

The United Stand presenter then added a second post, saying: "Ten Hag subtly blaming Garnacho in the post-match press conference... not a good look throwing a 19-year-old under the bus who has actually delivered for you this season. But then again he's clearly scared of upsetting the bigger earners."

Garnacho's decision to 'like' both posts immediately went viral, attracting plenty of questions from United supporters. The youngster has since reversed his decision, choosing to 'unlike' them.

Jadon Sancho, albeit in a different way, was critical of Ten Hag on social media back in September, following the Reds' 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on September 3. Sancho, who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, accused the United manager of lying after he was left out of the matchday squad.

Ten Hag revealed, following the defeat at the Emirates Stadium, that Sancho had been left out of the squad due to his performance levels in training. Sancho went on the attack, posting a statement on X saying: "Please don't believe everything you read. I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue, I have conducted myself in training very well this week. I believe there are other reasons for this matter which I won't go into, I've been a scapegoat for a long time which isn't fair!

"All I want to do is play football with a smile on my face and contribute to the team. I respect all decisions that are made by the coaching staff, I play with fantastic players and grateful to do so which I know every week is a challenge. I will continue to fight for this badge no matter what!"

Sancho was banished from the first-team squad and was sent out on loan in January, rejoining Dortmund. Saturday's draw with Bournemouth, consequently, marked a 30th consecutive start in United colours for Garnacho.