The Art of Gymnastics in Football: Gary Neville Reacts to Alejandro Garnacho’s Spectacular Overhead Goal

Premier League: Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho scores against Everton (AP)

Alejandro Garnacho showed outstanding ingenuity and technique to conjure the breath-taking overhead kick that has drawn praise from all corners.

Gary Neville termed Alejandro Garnacho’s spectacular strike for Manchester United as the ‘most beautiful overhead kick’.

The 19-year-old scored with a stunning overhead kick in the third minute to fire United to a 3-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park, leaping to meet Diogo Dalot’s cross with an acrobatic scissor kick into the top right corner that instantly drew comparisons with former United striker Rooney.

“It’s the best overhead kick I’ve ever seen. It’s not a bicycle kick, it’s an overhead kick. There are times you can get on your side, into that position. We can all do that. But to get into the position Garnacho did, I’ve never seen that before. I think Rooney’s is close to it but Garnacho’s is just better,” Neville added.

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