Manchester United prodigy Alejandro Garnacho etched his name into the club’s storied history books late on Thursday evening.
Erik ten Hag’s troops were of course back in action a short time ago.
Fresh off a deserved defeat at the hands of Unai Emery’s man over the weekend, the Red Devils faced off with Aston Villa yet again, on this occasion in the Carabao Cup.Open in new window
And, when all was said and done this time round, United got their revenge, to book a spot in the competition’s 4th round.
After slipping behind early in the 2nd-half, goals on the part of all of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay proved enough to guide the evening’s hosts to an eventual 4-2 triumph.
Since the full-time whistle at Old Trafford, though, it has not been the evening’s goalscorers who have taken their place front and centre in the post-match headlines.
Instead, this honour has been reserved for another member of Erik ten Hag’s ranks.
The player in question? Alejandro Garnacho.
Argentine sensation Garnacho was introduced off the bench late in proceedings against Villa, and went on to dazzle, to the tune of a pair of assists in the space of twelve minutes.
Not only that, but in the process, the Red Devils youth product etched his name into club history, too.
As per statistician Statman Dave, Garnacho tonight became the youngest-ever player to assist two goals in a single outing for Manchester United.