After bagging two goals in the FA Youth Cup final, Alejandro Garnacho hyped Manchester United fans with his epic Ronaldo celebration.
The Premier League greats have a reputation for developing talent from the ground up. Their academy can boast a hall of fame lineup of some of the sport’s greatest ever players. Of course, the Class of 92 produced Old Trafford heroes such as Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Gary Neville.
These players solidified their legendary status at United through multiple crowning achievements, including the notorious treble in 1999.
In more recent times, the system has created world-class talents like Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. However, despite their evident quality, neither has managed to help the Manchester club climb out of the pit they’ve been stranded in for the last eight years. But with a fresh and exciting star nearing the point of making regular first-team appearances, the fans might have a forward to get excited about.
The youngster has risen to prominence this year with his sensational performances in the under 18s. The dynamic and skilful player has captivated supporters with his blistering pace and ability on the ball. Furthermore, he’s proven his natural eye for goal by hitting the back of the net 13 times throughout the campaign.
He’s got tongues wagging to such an extent that the Argentinian national team decided to call him up. He featured in the 33-man squad for the World Cup Qualifiers earlier in the year. Although he’s yet to make his first cap, his future likely holds a blistering international legacy.
But if he hadn’t already impressed enough this season, his double on May 11 proves beyond all doubt that he has a massive future in the sport.
Alejandro Garnacho scores two goals in the FA Youth Cup final
With the defining game of the tournament between United and Nottingham Forest balanced at a goal apiece—the game needed a little bit of magic. And that’s exactly what it got. After scoring a penalty, Garnacho produced a stunning display of trickery as he left several defenders bewildered as he glided past them to put the game to bed.
The crowd and his family howled in joyous celebration. But what really got the fans going was his jubilant celebrations, as he performed Ronaldo’s iconic ‘Siuuu’ after both goals.
It’s clear that the Argentinian has all the qualities to make it to the pinnacle of the game. Consequently, Ralf Rangnick predicts bright things ahead.
In an interview with MUTV, he said: “He is only 17. But if he keeps his feet on the ground, he will not only be sitting on the bench but will be playing for this club.”
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