Fans all say the same thing as Alejandro Garnacho scores first ever Man Utd goal against Real Sociedad in Europa League
THE past, present and future blended together for the “ultimate dream” – as teen wonder Alejandro Garnacho hit a superb opener for Manchester United supplied by his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.
Argentinian winger Garnacho, 18, netted his first United goal in his seventh game – a gem of a team strike in Thursday’s Europa League clash at home to Real Sociedad.
And after the Red Devils’ starlet even added a hint of a Ronaldo-style “Siuu” celebration, fans on social media seemed as excited as him over his perfect moment.
One posted: “Imagine that your first goal as a professional is at 18 years of age, with the Manchester United shirt, in a European competition and it happens to Cristiano Ronaldo, who is your greatest idol in the world of football. The kid Alejandro Garnacho fulfilled the ultimate dream. EPIC.”
That pretty much said it all, but another observer tweeted: “Great finish by Garnacho. Why on earth did Man Utd ever waste so much money on the over-rated Sancho when they’ve got this lad? He’s better than Sancho.”
This message spoke for many too: “What a moment that is for Alejandro Garnacho… The timing of the run and the finish is brilliant, the pass from Cristiano Ronaldo is also perfect, weighted to perfection and Garnacho scores. Superb goal from Manchester United.”
One fan noted: “Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Manchester United goal before Alejandro Garnacho was born.”
Portugal legend Ronaldo, 37, was of course at his flying best for United in his first spell from 2003-9.
And although Ron is struggling to tie down a regular start in the Premier League, he showed on Thursday that he could be turning back time while Garnacho winds it forward.
As one supporter posted: “Not a bad pass that from CR7 and what a finish from Garnacho.”
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But another follower fears Garnacho won’t get the chance to fulfil his potential at Old Trafford.
He posted: “The hype around Man United youngsters, last year it was Elanga and now Garnacho, eventually will leave just like James Garner.”
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