Alejandro Garnacho: Ronaldo Fanboy Appears to Hit Mohammed Kudus’ Goal Celebration vs Chelsea

Alejandro Garnacho: Ronaldo Fanboy Appears to Hit Mohammed Kudus’ Goal Celebration vs Chelsea

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 4, 2024 at 9:34 PM
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  • Alejandro Garnacho scored twice but Manchester United lost
  • The teen star saw his side suffer a 4-3 loss to Chelsea in an EPL tie
  • He mimicked Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Kudus in a unique celebration

Manchester United winger, Alejandro Garnacho, appeared to take a leaf from the celebration book of Mohammed Kudus after scoring against Chelsea.

In a thrilling Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, the 19-year-old was United's brightest spot as the Red Devils threw away a 3-2 lead, succumbing to a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat.

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Garnacho performed a celebration reminiscent of Mohammed Kudus and Cristiano Ronaldo's ad-board gesture. Photos by Julian Finney/Getty Images, Matthew Peters/Getty Images and @realmadriden/Twitter.
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Garnacho, enjoying a stellar season, began United's comeback by narrowing the deficit in the 34th minute after Chelsea had surged to a two-nil lead within the first 20 minutes.

Conor Gallagher and Cole Palmer had given the home side an early advantage. However, Garnacho capitalised on a defensive lapse from the Blues to bring United back into the game.

Bruno Fernandes then levelled the score just before halftime, and it was Antony's sublime delivery that found Garnacho's head for the match-winning goal.

This goal marked a significant milestone for the teenager. According to Statman Dave, he was involved in 10 Premier League goals for the first time in his career.

Kudus or Ronaldo? Garnacho hits ad-board celebration

After scoring the decisive goal, Garnacho celebrated by rushing to sit on the advertising board, a departure from his usual Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired 'Siuu' or sleep celebrations.

This celebration, reminiscent of Ronaldo's iconic pose against Bayern Munich in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League, has now become synonymous with Mohammed Kudus, the Ghanaian and West Ham forward.

Following Garnacho's substitution, Cole Palmer took over the reins, scoring two goals deep in stoppage time as Chelsea rallied to grab all three points against the Red Devils, as noted by Eurosport.

Garnacho combines with TikTok star to mimic CR7

In an earlier publication, Sports Brief reported that Alejandro Garnacho paid homage to Cristiano Ronaldo by recreating the football icon's iconic 'nap' celebration alongside TikTok sensation, Iran 'Receba' Ferreira.

The Manchester United star teamed up with the social media influencer to mimic Ronaldo's famous goal-scoring pose. Additionally, Garnacho presented Ferreira with a Manchester United jersey during their interaction.

Despite hailing from Lionel Messi's homeland of Argentina, the 19-year-old Garnacho is known for his admiration of the Portuguese legend Ronaldo.

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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.