Lisandro Martinez warns Man Utd’s teenage stars to keep their feet on the ground following Wembley heroics

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Lisandro Martinez has warned Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho he won’t let the pair get carried away following their impressive performances in the FA Cup final.

The teenage stars were brilliant for Manchester United at Wembley, as they both scored in the 2-1 over Manchester City, which saw United get their hands on the famous trophy for the first time since 2016.

Garnacho pounced on a mix up between Stefan Ortega in the City goal and Josko Gvardiol to open the scoring,  before Mainoo doubled the lead as he finished off a brilliant team move, while Jeremy Doku pulled one back late on to set up a nervy finish.

Martinez warns Mainoo and Garnacho not to get carried away

United perhaps saved their best performance of the season until last, with their two teenage stars front and centre of their brilliant performance.

Martinez, who was starting just his 11th game of what has been an injury ravaged season hailed the impact of the youngsters, but also warned them to keep their feet firmly on the ground.

The Argentine was asked about the teenage stars in an interview with Sony Sports Network after the final.

Martinez has warned United’s teenage stars to keep their feet on the ground.

“They deserve it”, he said.

“For sure, we need to show them the way, how to do it, because it’s difficult for them, for their age, to control, because they become famous and this kind of thing.

“So it’s really important to show them, to teach them, how to go out in a good way.

“So now, keep control, celebrate, but with control.”

The Argentina international was also asked if he felt United could use the FA Cup win as a building block to take into next season.

“One hundred per cent”, he added.

“Now it’s like the door is open and we need to learn about this season and we need to believe.

“We need to believe like today, football is mental and it’s about emotion, we need to believe.

“That’s it, and we have to look forward and dream big.”

Winning the FA Cup ensured United ended what has been a tough season on a high, and they can perhaps take some optimism into next season.

There are still huge question marks surrounding the future of Erik ten Hag, with reports coming out before the final stating United had taken the decision to sack the 54-year-old regardless of the outcome at Wembley.

A decision on his future is likely to be taken in the coming days, with Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino and Kieran McKenna all touted as replacements should Ten Hag leave.

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