Alejandro Garnacho private message leaked after sensational Man Utd goal in Everton win

Alejandro Garnacho Man Utd Everton

Alejandro Garnacho scored a stunning overhead kick as Man Utd beat Everton at Goodison Park

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 27/11/2023

- 09:37

The 19-year-old netted one of the goals of the season at Goodison Park on Sunday

Alejandro Garnacho promised a fan he'd perform Cristiano Ronaldo's iconic siu celebration before his sensational goal for Manchester United against Everton on Sunday.

The 19-year-old started on the left wing for the match at Goodison Park.

And Garnacho silenced a raucous home crowd with a remarkable overhead kick in the 3rd minute.

The teenager seemed to hover in the air for ages before acrobatically propelling the ball past a helpless Jordan Pickford.

After his goal, Garnacho performed Ronaldo's iconic siu celebration.

And X user @Utdscope has now leaked a private exchange with the footballer before his strike.

The user messaged Garnacho, saying: "When you score Sunday you need to do the Sui I can make you the best edit."

And the youngster apparently replied by saying: "Me next goal with the Sui."

Garnacho was as good as his word.

His goal helped United move to within six points of the Premier League summit on a straightforward day on Merseyside.

Marcus Rashford netted a penalty in the second half to double the Red Devils' advantage.

And Anthony Martial coolly scored a third to help United secure all three points.

There have been many wonderful overhead kicks over the years.

Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo have both netted in such stunning fashion over the years while playing for United and Juventus respectively.

Former Red Devils captain Gary Neville, however, thinks Garnacho's effort is the best of the lot.

"I've not seen as good a goal as that from an overhead kick. That was the most beautiful overhead kick," he told Sky Sports.

"Do you remember that Olivier Giroud [scorpion kick] goal which was a spectacular goal and I'd never seen that before?

"I was there that day and the day Wayne Rooney scored against Man City, that was an amazing goal at that point in the game.

"But today, I felt it [Garnacho's goal] was something I've not seen before.

"The thing that struck me straight away was the fact he had to move away, he comes in and comes back out, moves his feet quickly and then throws himself in the air.

"I played football at a professional level for a long time, I can't do that, not just the overhead kick but even getting in the air to be able to make contact with the ball - because I'd think I'd break my neck!

"Most players wouldn't know how to do that: it's gymnastic and acrobatic.

"It's gymnastics - that's not football. It's the best overhead kick I've ever seen.

"There will be people debating that now and getting previous overhead kicks. But it's not a bicycle kick, it's an overhead kick.


Alejandro Garnacho Man Utd Everton

Alejandro Garnacho copied Cristiano Ronaldo's celebration after scoring for Man Utd against Everton


"There are times you can get on your side, into that position. We can all do that.

"But to get into the position Garnacho did, I've never seen that before.

"I think Rooney's is close to it but Garnacho's is just better."

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