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“I have never seen a player like him”: Argentina star Alejandro Garnacho snubs Messi as role model, insists he wants to be like Ronaldo

Manchester United youngster, Alejandro Garnacho, would likely have ruffled a few feathers in Argentina with his latest remark about his role model, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Argentine, who models his game after CR7, has never hidden his admiration for the Portuguese phenom. He underscored his passion to emulate the career of the Al-Nassr captain in his latest interview.


Garnacho had the unique opportunity to share the field with his childhood hero when Ronaldo returned to Manchester United for a second tenure.

However, their time playing together was brief, as the 38-year-old superstar opted to move from Europe to the Middle East, joining Al-Nassr after finding himself out of favour at Old Trafford.

Garnacho’s quest to emulate Ronaldo

Nonetheless, Garnacho has done his bit to represent his idol in every sense since the latter’s unceremonious exit.

The Spanish-born Argentinian has shown glimpses of Ronaldo’s early explosiveness on the flanks and has even developed his goal-scoring abilities, as evidenced in his spectacular overhead kick against Everton, talkSPORT reports.

He even caps off his goals with the iconic ‘Siuuu’ celebrations and has occasionally taken a leaf from the former Real Madrid and Juventus ace’s celebration books, incorporating the ‘Calma’ and ‘I am here’ celebrations.

To add to his fanatism, Garnacho even wears the CR7 branded underwear and unashamedly flaunts it for the whole world to see his love for him by occasionally lifting his jersey.

Garnacho wants to emulate Ronaldo

Speaking with MUTV, per CristianoXtra on X (formerly Twitter), the 19-year-old eulogised the five-time Ballon d’Or winner while 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.”

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