Alejandro Garnacho: Argentina Forward Snubs Messi as Role Model, Insists He Wants to Be Like Ronaldo

Alejandro Garnacho: Argentina Forward Snubs Messi as Role Model, Insists He Wants to Be Like Ronaldo

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at January 3, 2024 at 8:43 AM
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  • Alejandro Garnacho has stressed Cristiano Ronaldo remains his role model
  • Despite being Argentine, Garnacho has never hidden his admiration for CR7
  • The 19-year-old United winger insists Ronaldo remains peerless in his eyes

Manchester United winger, Alejandro Garnacho, would likely have ruffled a few feathers in Argentina with his latest remark about his role model, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Argentine, who models his game after CR7, has never hidden his admiration for the Portuguese phenom. He underscored his passion to emulate the career of the Al-Nassr captain in his latest interview.

Alejandro Garnacho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manchester United
Man United star, Alejandro Garnacho has reiterated his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo and his intention to be like him. Photos by @AlNassrFC_EN/Twitter and Visionhaus/Getty Images.
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Garnacho had the honour of playing alongside his childhood idol during Ronaldo's second stint with the Red Devils.

However, their time together was shortlived, as the 38-year-old swapped Europe for the Middle East after falling out of favour at Old Trafford.

Garnacho's quest to emulate Ronaldo

Nonetheless, Garnacho has done his bit to represent his idol in every sense since the latter's unceremonious exit.

The Spanish-born Argentinian has shown glimpses of Ronaldo's early explosiveness on the flanks and has even developed his goal-scoring abilities, as evidenced in his spectacular overhead kick against Everton, talkSPORT reports.

He even caps off his goals with the iconic 'Siuuu' celebrations and has occasionally taken a leaf from the former Real Madrid and Juventus ace's celebration books, incorporating the 'Calma' and 'I am here' celebrations.

To add to his fanatism, Garnacho even wears the CR7 branded underwear and unashamedly flaunts it for the whole world to see his love for him by occasionally lifting his jersey.

Garnacho wants to emulate Ronaldo

Speaking with MUTV, per CristianoXtra on X (formerly Twitter), the 19-year-old eulogised the five-time Ballon d'Or winner while stating with unmitigated certainty his intentions to be like his idol.

"I have always seen Cristiano Ronaldo as my role model; I have never seen a player like him in my life. I want to be like him."

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Garnacho hits Ronaldo's 'Siuu' celebration

Sports Brief previously reported that Alejandro Garnacho honoured Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring a stunning overhead kick against Everton.

Back in October 2022, the Argentinian openly expressed his dream of playing alongside the veteran striker during a Man United match.

Garnacho displayed his admiration for the Al-Nassr star by mimicking Ronaldo's iconic 'Siuu' celebration to mark his breathtaking strike.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.