Cristiano Ronaldo praised for mentoring Manchester United player

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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been praised for mentoring Manchester United teenager Alejandro Garnacho.

The 18 year old winger scored his first senior goal as Manchester United beat Real Sociedad 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Garnacho paid respect to his idol Ronaldo by doing his new ‘napping’ celebration and also thanked the 37 year old for the assist on social media.

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves told BT Sport: “That’s the great thing about young kids, they play with a real enthusiasm. Every time he touches it he runs forward, the first touch is amazing. It is great to see him mentored by Cristiano [Ronaldo].

“He’s a really good player and it’s nice to see him performing on the biggest stage.”