Alejandro Garnacho: Ronaldo 'Fanboy' Names Second Favourite Player, CR7 Might Not Like It

Alejandro Garnacho: Ronaldo 'Fanboy' Names Second Favourite Player, CR7 Might Not Like It

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 21, 2024 at 9:52 AM
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  • Alejandro Garnacho has named his second-favourite footballer
  • The Manchester United star has picked his idol's greatest rival
  • Garnacho has stressed on several occasions that CR7 is his idol

Alejandro Garnacho has stirred some controversy with his recent revelation about his second favourite player, which might not sit well with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Garnacho has been steadily establishing himself in the Manchester United line-up under Erik ten Hag this campaign, contributing significantly to the team's resurgence since the beginning of 2024.

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Alejandro Garnacho could annoy his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo, with his second-favourite player choice. Photos by James Baylis - AMA and Yasser Bakhsh.
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In addition to his dynamic runs on the flanks and skillful manoeuvres to evade defenders, the 19-year-old's unwavering admiration for Ronaldo is unmistakable.

Despite hailing from Argentina, a nation where Lionel Messi is revered like a deity, Garnacho leans towards favouring Messi's long-time rival, to the extent of emulating his goal celebrations while sporting CR7 branded underwear.

His persistent display of affection for the five-time Ballon d'Or recipient prompted 2022 World Cup winner, Angel Di Maria, to counsel the Man United winger to reconsider and follow in Messi's footsteps instead, per The Mirror.

Although Garnacho's extravagant show of affection for the Al-Nassr captain seems to have waned since Di Maria's advice, he clearly still holds his childhood idol in high regard.

In a video circulating on social media, Garnacho was asked about his second favourite player after Ronaldo. Without hesitation, he named Ronaldo's greatest adversary and fellow countryman, Messi.

To add a twist to the tale, a fan responded, 'Ronaldo's not gonna like that', and it seems they may be onto something, according to Tribuna.

Garnacho insists he wants to be like CR7

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Manchester United winger, Garnacho probably ruffled feathers in Argentina with his statement about his role model, Ronaldo.

The Argentine player, who patterns his style of play after the Al-Nassr captain, has always been open about his admiration for the Portuguese superstar.

Speaking with MUTV, the 19-year-old praised the five-time Ballon d'Or winner and expressed his unwavering intention to follow in the footsteps of the veteran.

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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.