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Argentine winger Alejandro Garnacho stole the show, three minutes into the game with his overhead bicycle strike that gave the Red Devils a lead vs Everton. 

In Pictures: Alejandro Garnacho's overhead kick vs Everton reminiscent of Wayne Rooney's 2011 stunner

Manchester United defeated Everton 3-0 on Sunday but something else remained etched in the minds of fans, long after play ended.

Three minutes into that game, United's Alejandro Garnacho produced a sublime piece of skill that will go down as one of the great Premier League goals.

The 19-year-old Argentine sprang to meet Diogo Dalot's hanging cross flush on the volley and fire into Jordan Pickford's top left-hand corner.

Silence fell in Goodison Park and the protesting Everton fans watched in wonder as Garnacho wove his magic.



But for world football, this stunner was all but a recreation of former United star Wayne Rooney's iconic 2011 strike.

In a similar fashion, Rooney struck in the 78th minute versus Manchester City at Old Trafford.

Rooney's bicycle kick was hit from 14 yards at a pace of 62 km/hr.

Garnacho, meanwhile, bettered that record by a margin. He was 17 yards from the goalpost and the ball shot through at 57 km/hr.

As the teenager drew comparisons with Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, manager Erik ten Hag praised his skills but refused to compare.

According to ten Hag, the Argentine striker has a lot of work to do before he can be considered on par with the two football greats.

(with agency inputs)


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