When the ball dropped on to Alejandro Garnacho’s toes, there were 90 minutes played, and only one thing on the youngster’s mind. What occurred next was executed expertly: first came a touch to make space, then a look up at Alphonse Areola’s goal, followed by a sublime curled finish. Cue pandemonium, Erik ten Hag punching the air, and Alan Keegan, the stadium announcer, saying: “There will be four minutes of added time.”
This is how late Manchester United left it after Saïd Benrahma had been en route to being West Ham’s hero with a second-half peach of an opener before, haplessly, Nayef Aguerd turned into his own goal for the equaliser. After Garnacho’s strike there was more, as Fred hit an added-time third – Aguerd again at fault, failing to track him – and the manager’s face broke into even more glee.
Written by Jamie Jackson at Old Trafford
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