Fernandes: Garnacho can be “something special”

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  • Post published:November 28, 2023

Bruno Fernandes believes his Manchester United teammate Alejandro Garnacho can be “something special” after his sublime overhead kick against Everton.

United defeated Liverpool 3-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday thanks to Garnacho’s magnificent overhead kick, which provided a glimpse of his immense potential.

By concocting the breathtaking goal with extraordinary ingenuity and technique, the 19-year-old demonstrated why his United teammate Fernandes believes he has what it takes to become one of the best players in the world.

“It’s amazing, something out of this world, I think,” United captain Fernandes said.

Garnacho emulated the celebration of former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo after converting the goal.

Fernandes advised against prematurely comparing Garnacho to Ronaldo in terms of his extraordinary career trajectory; nevertheless, he harbours high hopes for the 2020 Atletico Madrid acquisition.

“Probably he’s watching too much Cristiano clips! We all know that he’s a big fan. Still a long way for him to be like Cristiano but he’s getting his steps,” Fernandes said.

“He wants to be something special in the world of football and I think he has the capability to do that, but he has to do more than that goal!”

United made another notable youth perform admirably at Goodison Park: Kobbie Mainoo, who had also been victorious in the FA Youth Cup, flourished in his inaugural Premier League appearance.

Amidst his recent recovery from the injury he suffered during United’s preseason tour, the 18-year-old midfielder delivered a display of skill that transcended his youth.

“I talk always about Kobbie,” Fernandes said. “I think he’s a special player too.

“Obviously, people will not talk as much as they will about Garnacho because Garnacho scores goals, does assists and everything. But what he puts on the game, what he gives to the team, it’s known to anyone.

“I think he has great players in front of him to learn from because he plays with one of the best in the world like Casemiro.

“That’s probably the best capability he has because he wants to learn every time. He’s eager to listen to everyone to get better and better.”