Alejandro Garnacho pays Instagram tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo after FA Youth Cup win

Manchester United’s young guns have given supporters reason to smile after clinching a memorable FA Youth Cup win.

United did it in style with a 3-1 home victory at Old Trafford, in front of 67,000 fans, keen to see the team lift silverware.

Alejandro Garnacho came into the game billed as the team’s star man, having scored five goals in the lead-up to the final. He scored a brace to fire United to a 3-1 win, and was praised for his spectacular efforts.

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Tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo

Garnacho marked his first goal with Ronaldo’s iconic Siuu celebration, and he was proud to mimic his Red Devils teammate.

Ronaldo and Garnacho have already shared a pitch together against Chelsea after he made his first team debut last month.

Garnacho posted a message on Instagram showcasing the remarkable similarity with the Manchester United icon, paying tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Garnacho had also been awarded Manchester United’s Jimmy Murphy Award for 2022, following in the footsteps of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

He was presented the award before kick-off, and at full-time, he was draped in the Argentina flag as he celebrated with his trophies at Old Trafford.

While Ronaldo went straight into Manchester United’s first team and did not play at all in the Youth Cup, it’s worth noting that Garnacho is still only 17. At this age, Ronaldo was still at Sporting.

Garnacho has a long way to go to get near to emulating Ronaldo’s career success. If he wins half of his Champions League medals, and scores half of his 800 career goals, he will go down as a great, which shows just how insanely good the United star has been.

Now it is up to Garnacho to take the next step, and he could be lining up with Ronaldo in the final game of the season against Crystal Palace on May 22.

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