Garnacho nets overhead kick in Cristiano Ronaldo-branded Nike 007 boots… but Man Utd legend has NEVER worn them | The Sun
ALEJANDRO GARNACHO netted his incredible overhead goal while wearing a pair of Cristiano Ronaldo-branded Nike Boots.
But the Portugal legend has NEVER worn them himself.
Garnacho, 19, left fans and pundits stunned as he soared into the air to fire home a bicycle kick in Manchester United’s 3-0 win at Everton.
The Argentine ace showed all his class to bury his shot in the top corner.
Garnacho celebrated in style too by performing Ronaldo’s iconic “siu” celebration in front of Goodison Park supporters.
The winger has made no secret of his admiration for Ronnie, despite being international team-mates with rival Lionel Messi.
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And he took his idolisation to the next level by wearing Nike’s latest Mercurial Dream Speed boots, inspired by Ronaldo himself.
The flashy shoes, which cost £264.95, went on sale two weeks ago and have been worn by several other stars including PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane.
However, despite being the driving factor behind their creation, Ronaldo is yet to slip into a pair himself.
Footy Headlines claims Ronaldo is still rocking the Nike Mercurial Superfly 9 boots, which came out over three months ago and cost £254.95.
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He has certainly been in good form with them, netting more goals for Al-Nassr and Portugal.
And although Ronaldo hits the target more than Garnacho does, he is unlikely to net as clean a bicycle kick as the youngster — regardless of which boots he wears.
Reflecting on his strike, Garnacho said: “I couldn’t believe I scored it, to be honest.
"I didn’t see how I scored, I just listened to the crowd and said, 'Oh my God'. One of the best goals I’ve scored – I’m very happy.”
But manager Erik ten Hag warned against comparisons with Ronaldo, adding: “Don’t compare. For Garnacho to go that way he has to work very hard.
“You have to do it on a consistent basis and so far he has not. If you want to be a Rooney or Ronaldo you have to score 20-25 goals each season.”
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