Alejandro Garnacho's two tributes to Cristiano Ronaldo spotted after bicycle kick for Man Utd vs Everton
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Alejandro Garnacho paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring an incredible goal to put Manchester United ahead against Everton.
Garnacho, 19, stunned Goodison Park with a remarkable bicycle kick just four minutes into the match.
After Diogo Dalot floated a hopeful ball into Everton's area, Garnacho back-peddled before connecting perfectly with an overhead kick - sending the ball flying past a helpless Jordan Pickford.
The goal silenced the home support, who had created a ferocious atmosphere in the early minutes of the match in protest at the club's 10 point deduction in the Premier League.
He was then spotted pointing to the turf and copying the Portuguese icon's 'I am here' celebration.
Garnacho has previously spoken of his admiration for former United striker Ronaldo, who is now playing his club football for Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr.
Last year, Garnacho posted a picture of himself and Ronaldo to Instagram alongside the caption: "I don't know if it's real or if I'm dreaming."
WHAT A GOAL ALEJANDRO GARNACHO!!!! 🤯🤯🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/L9h1inY5rT— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 26, 2023
Ronaldo then responded to the Argentine, posting a fist bump emoji underneath the teenager's post.
Former United captain Roy Keane was quick to praise Garnacho at half-time during Sky Sports' coverage of the match.
"Absolutely amazing. We had a great view of it, right behind it," said Keane.
"It's really good movement, it's a great ball from Lindelof, a good run from Dalot and when the ball goes in... It's hard to talk about it, I've never done it in my life!
"But the contact he makes, the skill levels, as soon as it left his foot... I'm usually critical of goalkeepers, but I'll let him off this time.
"It's a brilliant goal, and a brilliant start."
When asked if Garnacho’s goal was better than Wayne Rooney’s famous effort against Manchester City, former Spurs captain Michael Dawson added: "Wayne Rooney's isn't bad either!
"The ping from [Victor] Lindelof's original ball, the strike from Garnacho, I was off my chair. It was absolutely sensational."