As Manchester United looked to drag themselves through the final few minutes at Burnley, desperate to see out a 1-0 win, their fans behind the goal they were attacking in the Barnfield Construction Stand at Turf Moor made their feelings quite clear as to who they wanted to see.
'Viva Garnacho' was the chant ringing through the away end for a couple of minutes as they urged Erik ten Hag to send on the exciting young Argentine.
Alas, Ten Hag stood firm, leaving the teenager on the bench as he made two defensive substitutions instead. It was another signal that minutes won't be handed out merely as gestures of goodwill.
Mail Sport wrote recently how Ten Hag is refusing to stockpile youngsters from the academy as he raises the standards. While Garnacho is a certified first team talent, at Burnley it felt a similar case-in-point.
While much is expected of Garnacho and his talent is undeniable, Ten Hag's message since Tottenham, where Garnacho was taken off after 66 minutes and has had just 12 minutes of action since, is talent alone will get you nowhere.
'I thought our team was playing very well,' Ten Hag said, 'so I wouldn't change that tonight because this game was a demand to keep that organisation. That's why I wouldn't change.'
Garnacho has started just two games so far this season: the opening weekend win over Wolves and the subsequent 2-0 defeat against Tottenham.
Perhaps sensibly the teenager has steered clear of the discourse around his minutes on Twitter. The same cannot be said for his younger brother, Roberto.
When it became clear the winger was not going to be summoned from the bench against Burnley Garnacho's brother tweeted a laughing emoji, appearing to be a reference to the non-sub, before it was quickly deleted.
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