Alejandro Garnacho Does Cristiano Ronaldo's ‘Nap’ Celebration Alongside TikTok Star

Alejandro Garnacho Does Cristiano Ronaldo's ‘Nap’ Celebration Alongside TikTok Star

Isaac Darko
updated at April 2, 2024 at 7:36 AM
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  • Alejandro Garnacho has connected with social media sensation, Receba
  • The pair were spotted performing Cristiano Ronaldo's 'sleep' celebration
  • The Manchester United teen gave away Man United jersey to the TikToker

Alejandro Garnacho recently replicated Cristiano Ronaldo's iconic 'nap' celebration alongside TikTok sensation, Iran 'Receba' Ferreira.

The Manchester United star joined forces with the social media sensation, mimicking the Portuguese veteran's iconic goal-scoring pose.

Alejandro Garnacho, Receba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tik Tok, Manchester United, Chelsea.
Alejandro Garnacho is expected to start when Manchester United face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. Photo by James Baylis.
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Garnacho also took a photo with the TikTok star while presenting him with a Man United jersey.

Despite hailing from Lionel Messi's homeland of Argentina, the 19-year-old is renowned for idolising the Portugal legend instead.

The Man United winger has showcased his admiration by replicating Ronaldo's celebrations on numerous occasions, with his latest homage being after scoring against West Ham United.

Garnacho mirrored Ronaldo's iconic pose by sitting on the advertising billboards, reminiscent of the 39-year-old's celebration against Atletico Madrid in the 2017 UEFA Champions League.

When did Garnacho first replicate Ronaldo's celebration?

Garnacho debuted the 'nap' celebration during the 2022/23 season while playing alongside his childhood idol at Old Trafford.

Following his goal for the Red Devils against Real Sociedad in the Europa League, he sought permission from the Portuguese star before executing the celebration, per The Mirror.

Garnacho wants to emulate Ronaldo

Meanwhile, speaking with MUTV, per CristianoXtra on X (formerly Twitter), Garnacho eulogised the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, 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."

The forward is set to return to the field for Erik ten Hag's team on Thursday when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a pivotal Premier League showdown.

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 his vaunted 'Siuuu' celebration to cap off his breathtaking strike.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)