According to Fernandes, Garnacho would have been in the United team sooner had he not shown a poor attitude during pre-season.
He told BT Sport: “He was good but he knows we expect a lot from him. He’s still really young, doing really well.
“At the beginning of the season, he was not at his best. On the [pre-season] tour he did not have the best attitude. That’s why he didn’t get his chance until now.
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“He’s getting his chances because he’s training better, he’s having the correct attitude.”
Former United star Paul Scholes asserted that a summer call-up to the Argentina national team alongside Lionel Messi may have disrupted Garnacho’s mentality.
“He was obviously a little bit big for his boots in the summer, maybe a little above his station,” said Scholes.
“I think he’d been away with Argentina, playing with Messi. Maybe he thought he’s coming back as part of the team but he’s a young lad, he’s going to learn.
“His attitude has changed and we’re seeing the benefits of that. He’s a really top class young player with a long way to go. He was really good last week, scored a really good goal tonight. It seems like he’s got over it.”