‘Nearest thing I’ve seen to Cristiano Ronaldo’: Tim Sherwood wowed by reported Arsenal target
Arsenal have reportedly been keeping tabs on Manchester United talent Alejandro Garnacho.
According to 90Min, the Gunners are one of several big clubs ‘interested’ in the 18-year-old.
As well as Arsenal, the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are apparently eyeing Garnacho too.
The Red Devils ace has caught the eye this season, becoming a regular and delivering some dazzling displays.
He has made eight senior appearances this season, registering two goals and two assists.
Garnacho made a particularly big impact in United’s last game before the World Cup.
He came off the bench against Fulham and, in injury time, darted past two defenders to slot home Christian Eriksen’s one-two.
‘Burst onto the scene’
Goal aside, Garnacho gave his side something extra, thanks to his willingness to run at defenders and drive his team forward.
Tim Sherwood and Michael Owen both lauded the Argentina youth international.
“He’s the nearest thing I’ve seen to Cristiano Ronaldo,” Sherwood told Optus Sport.
Meanwhile, Owen said: “What a finish to the game but what a finish from that young guy.
“At just 18 years old he’s burst onto the scene… wow.
“The burst of pace he showed to get into that position, the directness of play… his grin just sums it all up doesn’t it?”
Admittedly, United won’t want such a top talent to simply up sticks and join another team.
90Min have quoted sources claiming that United are confident they can tie Garnacho down to a new contract.
The teenager’s contract already runs until 2025, so the Red Devils are in no rush to sell.
But if Arsenal were able to sign Garnacho, they’d be getting their hands on a potential future superstar.
Cristiano Ronaldo sends subtle Arsenal dig amid scathing verdict on Glazers’ Man Utd ownership
Arsenal have been caught in the crossfire of Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest TV аttаck on Manchester United as the Portugal star delivered a scathing review of the club’s owners
Cristiano Ronaldo has aimed a subtle dig at Arsenal in the latest instalment of his explosive interview with Piers Morgan. The 37-year-old has Һit out at Manchester United owners, the Glazers family, claiming that the Americans “don’t care about the club”.
As part of the striker’s eye-opening TV аttаck of the Red Devils, he aimed a sly dig at the Gunners’ recent success, hinting that he’s sᴜrprised to see the north Londoners rubbing shoulders with the Premier League elite. Arsenal currently sit top of the table and are 11 points ahead of United.
Speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored via TalkTV, Ronaldo said: “The owners of the club, listen, the Glazers; they don’t care about the club. I mean, professional, sport. As you know, Manchester [United] is a [marketing] club, they get this money from the marketing. The sports, they don’t really care in my opinion.”
Then, when asked whether he speaks to the Glazers, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner replied: “Never. Never. They give all the power to the presidents, the sporting directors.
Morgan asked Ronaldo about the nеgativе attitude United fans have towards the Glazers, with the owners not putting any of their own money into the рot for transfers, and myriad infrastructure issues surrounding both Old Trafford and the club’s training ground.
“The fans are always right,” Ronaldo added. “The fans should know the trᴜth. They should know that the players, we want the best for the club.
“I want the best for the club. This is why I came to Manchester United. This is why I love this club.”
Ronaldo continued by using Arsenal’s recent success as a benchmark, implying that he’s sᴜrprised to have seen the Gunners ‘reach the top level’. He said: “But you have some things inside the club which don’t help Manchester [United] reach the top level as City, Liverpool and even now Arsenal, for example.
“Which is complicated, it’s difficult. It’s hard, in my opinion; it will be hard for Manchester to be at the top of the game the next two or three years.”
Ronaldo now faces an increasingly uncertain future at United, with the Red Devils said to be furious with his recent outburst. According to the Mirror, United are seeking legal advice and the Portugal international could be sacked if his behaviour is judged to be ‘a serious enough breach of discipline’.
Before pressing forward with the next step, it’s said that United want to watch the full interview, which will be aired in two parts on Wednesday and Thursday. The Mirror add that ‘high-level discussions’ are underway between CEO Richard Arnold, director of football John Murtough and Ten Hag.