Manchester United increased the gap between us and fifth-placed Liverpool on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Wolves. While United dominated the chances, with David de Gea not having a single shot to save over the 90 minutes, the failure to score a second set up a nervy end to the game.

But Alejandro Garnacho came off the bench in the 81st minute, making his first appearance since early March due to injury, and wrapped up the victory with a great goal in the 94th minute.

In the post-match conference, Erik ten Hag talked about Garnacho’s ability and how important it is to have him back for the remaining games of the season.

Garna, everyone can see it. He came in and did almost everything good, and scored a great goal that will give him belief. It’s good for us for the rest of the season, that he’s back, and can have an impact.

One of the aspects of the biggest talent is that they are mature. First, they take responsibility then second, they are mature to bring in the skills and have belief that they can dominate opponents. Once again, he did it. He has had a big impact in many games: whether starting or coming on, he’s straight into the game and that’s so important for the squad.

I’m happy we can bring in young players and, hopefully, he will progress so quickly that he can compete for a starting XI position, because that is his next challenge.

Ten Hag then spoke about what Garnacho has to do next to continue improving his game

Making decisions, being aware, scanning situations, when to go one-on-one, get behind, when to go for goal or make an extra pass. Decisions like that are what makes a good player a top player – that is the difference. But when you see it overall, he’s a huge talent and very brave.

It shows that the pathway is open for young players at United. And if you work in the right way, work hard, we can guide you to get into the team. But, in the end, it’s about the player – he has to invest and have a plan to do it.