Garnacho scored one of the most beautiful goals of the season with a fantastic scissor against Everton (Getty Images)

Former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed that Lionel Messi has unfollowed the superstitious scissor Alejandro Garnacho on Instagram, and that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be the cause.

Ferdinand explained, in a statement to the channel "Vibe with Five" via YouTube, that Messi unfollowed his compatriot and teammate on Instagram because of the preference of the Manchester United winger for Ronaldo, Messi's eternal rival.

17-year-old Alejandro Garnacho hasn't made his debut for Man United yet, but has been so impressive at youth level that he's now playing with Lionel Messi for Argentina 🤯🇦🇷

— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) March 24, 2022

Ferdinand claims that the young striker told him that the Tango captain no longer admires him on social media, because Garnacho, who briefly played alongside Ronaldo at Old Trafford, did not hide the fact that he is a big fan of the Dons.

— TotalCRonaldo𓃵 (@CRonaldoProp) November 27, 2023

"He revealed it, 'I don't care, I'm Ronaldo's man', 'Who is the best in history? Ronaldo) even when he's in Argentina."

Ronaldo's influence on the next Generation is insane, see how Alejandro Garnacho hits the Siuuuuuuuu

— Twilight (@the_marcoli_boy) November 26, 2023

Garnacho had previously posted a photo of him with Ronaldo in April 2022 with a message describing him as the best player in football history, and it was rumored at the time that Messi had also unfollowed him.


— kazekage (@gaarapasir77) November 26, 2023

Alejandro Garnacho scored one of the most beautiful Premier League goals of the season with a fanciful scissor against Everton, before celebrating in the manner of his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.

Alejandro Garnacho scores a goal for history and celebrates the Don style #English_Premier League #ايفرتون_مانشستر_يونايتد

— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) November 26, 2023

Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag said the stunning goal scored by Alejandro Garnacho on Sunday could be the goal of the season, but suggested it was too early to compare the young player to stars such as his role model Ronaldo and former star of the "Maneo" Wayne Rooney.

Source: British Press