Alejandro Garnacho wears the Nike Mercurial Vapor. The Vapor is one of the most popular speed boot in the senior level, and it’s no surprise that it’s a choice of many rising stars like the Argentinian prospect. The Nike football boot has the brand’s proprietary zoom technology, an airbag-cushioning system, applied three-quarters in length on the outsole for energy return properties. The pliable synthetic Vaporposite+ upper flexes nicely with the movements of the feet while the volume, lacing and shape offer a fit and lockdown that is secure and tight.
Now a solid part of the starting XI, seeing Garnacho wearing the latest MDS was becoming a regular occurence. In the early months of 2024, he wore the green MDS008, a few months removed from making magical moments wearing the red MDS007.
Manchester United. Cristiano Ronaldo. Speed. Goals. These were all the things so dear to Alejandro Garnacho by the time he wore the seventh MDS. And he gave justice to the boot by scoring one of the best bicycle kicks ever. It’s fitting that it drew comparison to Wayne Rooney’s own bicycle goal, as well doing CR7’s ‘SUI’ goal celebration.
Who is Alejandro Garnacho?
Alejandro Garnacho was born on the 1st of July 2004 in Madrid, Spain. He began playing his youth football in 2015 with Getafe but ultimately joined Atletico Madrid. He then went on to join Manchester United in 2020, spending a couple of seasons in the Academy before finally getting his senior-level breakthrough in the 2022/23 season. And after a few call-ups to the national team to fill-in back-up/reserve roles, he finally made his international debut on June 15, 2023 during a friendly against Australia at Workers’ Stadium. He came on as a substitute for Nicolás González during the second half. His eligibility to play for Argentina stems from the fact that his mother is Argentinian.
He mostly plays as a left winger, using his speed and close control to take it past the defenders. That burst of speed was key to his first Premier League goal-an injury-time winner against Fulham where he raced past multiple defenders to reach in Christian Eriksen’s through ball. It was also fitting that his idol and Nike Mercurial superstar Cristiano Ronaldo assisted his first goal for Manchester United, displaying he can manage a few touches despite pressure en route to a goal against Real Sociedad in Europa League. And in a moment that will forever be part of his career highlights, he scored from a bicycle kick against Everton that immediately drew comparison to Wayne Rooney’s against Manchester City. He is one of the few players to have the privilege of having trained with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.