After the pair starred in Man United‘s Europa League win against Sheriff Alejandro Garnacho posts heartwarming photo of himself alongside idol Cristiano Ronaldo
Alejandro Garnacho, a teenager for Manchester United, stated that playing alongside his idol Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time in the team’s 3-0 Europa League victory over Sheriff on Thursday felt like a “dream.”
Garnacho has been a regular member of United’s matchday squad this season, but he finally got the chance to stand out right away at Old Trafford, and he took full advantage of it.
Diogo Dalot and Marcus Rashford both scored for United, then late in the game, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the game’s winning goal. Garnacho was obviously still in awe of his experience playing with Ronaldo in United’s front line when he took to social media following.
On Thursday, Alejandro Garnacho shared a snapshot of themselves with Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘I don’t know if it’s real or if I’m dreaming,’ Garnacho wrote alongside a picture of Ronaldo putting his arm around him on the pitch.
Garnacho started well and received a standing ovation from the home crowd when he was substituted by Donny Van De Beek 11 minutes from time.
It was also a significant night for Ronaldo, who was pulled out of the Red Devils’ trip to Chelsea last Saturday after refusing to come on against Tottenham three days earlier.
The 37-year-old chose to leave the bench early and rush down the tunnel against the Spurs, prompting Erik Ten Hag to reprimand him.
However, the duo had open discussions earlier this week, and Ronaldo was welcomed back into the first-team squad, with Ten Hag putting him right into the starting lineup on Thursday night.
Ronaldo had a trying evening as he missed a handful of chances, but he finally got the goal he desired in the 81st minute, reacting quickly after his initial header was stopped before tapping home from close range.
His goal came just hours after he posted on Instagram that despite rumours about his future at United, he was “dedicated as always.”
This message hinted he might stay at United, which could allow Garnacho additional opportunities to play with him in the coming weeks.
On his debut, the 18-year-old did not appear intimidated by the occasion, and with Jadon Sancho struggling for form on the left flank, Garnacho could force his way into the starting lineup on a regular basis soon.