Manchester United have finally unearthed the “next Cristiano Ronaldo”

According to, Alejandro Garnacho has been influenced by former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo throughout his playing career, and speculation has shifted to whether he may be the logical successor to the former United player. Ronaldo’s initial term at Old Trafford saw him attack from the flank, similar to Garnacho, before transitioning to a more central striker in his second stay.

On the most recent episode of the Footballer’s Football Podcast, host Rickie Haywood-Williams discussed Garnacho’s tremendous potential, but Fulham captain Tom Cairney wasn’t persuaded. “We can’t predict these things, but based on what I’m hearing from Old Trafford, they believe he has the potential to reach that level,” Haywood-Williams replied when asked by Cairney.

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Earlier in the season, however, United manager Erik ten Hag cautioned against such analogies. “Don’t compare, I don’t think it is right,” he stated following Garnacho’s amazing bicycle kick against Everton.

“They all have their own identities, but Garnacho has a long way to go and must work really hard to get there. You have to execute it consistently, which he has not done thus far. But he obviously has the capacity to achieve some spectacular things; this isn’t the first time we’ve seen it.”

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