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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is anxious that Alejandro Garnacho could get too comfortable at Old Trafford if he’s given an enormous pay rise in any latest contract with the Red Devils, in line with reports. The 18-year-old winger has emerged as one among United’s brightest young talents over the previous couple of months and has managed to force his way into the first-team setup by profiting from his probabilities to impress Ten Hag over the course of this season.

United recently kicked off talks with Garnacho regarding a contract extension but were reportedly knocked back with their first offer that was said to incorporate a salary of around £20,000 per week. Negotiations are still underway between each parties and an agreement is alleged to be ‘close’, in line with The Telegraph, although Ten Hag is alleged to be wary that giving Garnacho an excessive amount of too soon could have a negative impact on his current levels of hunger and desire to succeed with the Red Devils.

It is alleged that United are desirous to avoid making the identical mistake as they did with former starlet Adnan Januzaj, who was rewarded with a money-spinning deal in 2013 just two months after breaking into the club’s first-team setup under the management of David Moyes. The Belgian winger’s potential went on to fade and he never lived as much as the hype that he managed to generate before earning his latest contract, which ultimately saw him sold to Real Sociedad after spending two years on loan with Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland.

Ten Hag is reportedly eager to avoid condemning Garnacho to the same fate by offering him a deal that gives just the precise incentive to maintain improving, versus giving the teenage forward a lucrative salary that may risk wrecking his motivation levels at Old Trafford. The United manager believes that Garnacho has no shortage of potential to emerge as a vital member of United’s squad over the approaching seasons and recently insisted that his dribbling ability can only be matched by a select few players in English football.

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When asked to clarify just how much Garnacho has improved because the starting of the campaign, Ten Hag said: “Quite a bit. He has a skill that I don’t see many players within the Premier League having, he beats players one on one.

“He’s learnt within the last months about the best way to play in a team, the best way to live, the best way to do the precise things within the week, the best way to have the precise attitude on the training ground and also you see how he’s acting as a team player and together with his individual skills that could make the difference.

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“Also for him it’s to maintain entering into the method. It’s not done, there’s rather a lot to return. There’s loads of room for improvement with him but he can assist, he can contribute on the very best level already and I’m really blissful.

“It’s a bonus for us as a club that you simply usher in young players they usually can come not only into the squad however the team and I feel that may be a a part of our project that has to contribute to our success.”

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