Manchester United fans spot ‘match-winning’ assist from Alejandro Garnacho for Andre Onana’s penalty save

'WHERE DO YOU WANT YOUR STATUE?'

Manchester United fans spot ‘match-winning’ assist from Alejandro Garnacho for Andre Onana’s penalty save
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Andre Onana saved a last minute penalty for Man Utd – but fans spotted some ‘dark arts’ in the build up (Photo: Getty / TNT Sports)

One Manchester United star employed the ‘dark arts’ in order to help Andre Onana save a last minute penalty in their Champions League win.

United beat Copenhagen 1-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, courtesy of a fine goal from Harry Maguire.

But it was Onana who grabbed the headlines, after the Danish side were awarded a penalty in the 94th minute, the keeper produced a magnificent save to secure the three points for the Red Devils.

But fans were quick to note Alejandro Garnacho’s role in the save, with replays showing the young forward scuffing up the penalty spot as the rest of the players discussed the penalty foul with the referee.

‘GARNACHO WHERE DO YOU WANT YOUR STATUE?’ one supporter on Twitter exclaimed.

‘I can’t lie I rate this from Garnacho,’ said another. ‘Oh dear Garnacho, I’ll rate you for the rest of my life,’ was another fan’s assessment.

One person who did not spot Garnacho’s ‘assist’ was the Copenhagen manager himself, with Jacob Neestrup saying post-match that he was unaware of the Argentine’s mischief.

Some have however pointed out that the 19-year-old’s actions probably had little affect on the out come, as Jordan Larsson’s spot-kick was still on target and still required a big save for Onana.

‘That penalty was struck cleanly, just poor placement. Nothing to do with the spot,’ a fan posted on Twitter.

Another wrote: ‘The scuffing of the spot didn’t make him miss let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill.’

But no one could take Onana’s night away from him, though the 27-year-old played down his heroics, telling TNT Sports: ‘I’m just doing my job, the most important thing is to win against a tough team.’

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