Alejandro Garnacho is going viral for what some are calling not just the best goal of the season – but perhaps the best goal of the decade. The 19-year-old Argentinian sensation’s first goal in Manchester United’s 3-0 win against Everton on Sunday, November 26 is the kind that will surely make the nomination list for the FIFA Puskás Award, which is given to the best goal of the year.
But it’s not just that Garnacho scored what is very clearly an outstanding goal, one that requires not just tremendous skill, but also coordination, timing, and strength. It’s also that he’s 19 years old. Latino. And the reaction from everyone, from pundits to other players and fans has been exactly the same.
To marvel at that goal.
And at Garnacho himself.
From other players, like Vinicius Jr. as well.
With some forgoing calling it the goal of the season and moving straight to calling it the “goal of the decade.”
Including former English player Gary Neville, who called it “the best I’ve ever seen.”
Even Garnacho himself seem a little lost for words in the post-game interview, telling NBC Sports that it was “one of the best goals,” he’s ever scored and admitting that due to the angle he didn’t see it go in, he just listened to the crowd.
It’s still November, but Alejandro Garnacho believes it can be one of the best goals of the season. Fans have no such doubts. It’s gone viral for a reason.