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‘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.

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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?”

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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.