Alejandro Garnacho: Manchester United teenager mimics Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration after scoring first objective


Manchester United’s rising star Alejandro Garnacho scored his first objective for the membership in his aspect’s 1-0 Europa League win in opposition to Actual Sociedad on Thursday.

The 18-year-old used his lightning tempo to run behind the protection earlier than rifling an unerring end into the roof of the web after 17 minutes.

{The teenager} wheeled away in celebration earlier than being mobbed by his teammates, together with Cristiano Ronaldo who had supplied the help.

Then got here a second that notably happy Manchester United followers.

After showing to ask Ronaldo, the teenager turned to the supporters and adopted a pose which the 37-year-old has not too long ago used as his personal celebration – clasping his arms over his chest and looking out skyward. Cue instantaneous comparisons.

“18 years and 125 days dreaming of this moment. Thanks Idol, @Cristiano,” Garnacho tweeted after the sport.

The teenager, who joined United’s youth academy in 2020, obtained a standing ovation from United followers as he was substituted within the second half.

Many had been calling for Garnacho to play extra this 12 months after impressing in preseason however United’s star midfielder Bruno Fernandes mentioned the teenager nonetheless had to enhance on sure points.

“He was good, but he knows we expect a lot from him,” Fernandes advised BT Sport after the win.

“In the [pre-season] tour, he didn’t have the best attitude. That’s why he didn’t get chances. Now he’s getting his chances because he’s training better, has a different attitude, and he deserves it.”

Regardless of Garnacho’s objective handing his crew the win, it was finally a disappointing evening for the Crimson Devils who wanted to win by two targets to overhaul Actual Sociedad on the high of the group.

It means United, which completed second, will are prone to face a more durable opponent in a Europa League play-off match for a spot within the spherical of 16. The draw will happen in Nyon on Friday November 24.

Garnacho, although, was a vivid spark in a good efficiency from Erik ten Hag’s males who will look to take the profitable type into the English Premier League.

“I am really happy and I hope he can keep it going,” Ten Hag mentioned of Garnacho.

United play Aston Villa in its subsequent league match earlier than going through the identical aspect once more throughout a midweek League Cup fixture.