Cristiano Ronaldo gifts Man Utd wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho Norwich hat-trick match ball as 17-year-old calls icon GOAT

CRISTIANO RONALDO gifted Man Utd wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho the match ball he received for his hat-trick against Norwich City on Saturday.

The Portuguese superstar, 37, was the difference between the Red Devils and Canaries – scoring a treble to earn his side all three points.

17-year-old Garnacho was on the bench for the first time for the match at Old Trafford.

And after describing his team-mate as the "great of all-times", the teen was given the match ball by CR7.

Garnacho's involvement in the first team squad comes just weeks after he was called up to the Argentina squad.

Incredibly, that means the ex-Atletico Madrid youth player has already trained with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo before making his first team debut.

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Garnacho has shone for United's U18 side – helping his side reach the final and scoring five goals in five games and is expected to have a big future with the club.

So it is fitting that he handed Garnacho the match ball at the final whistle of the Norwich game.

They were seen walking off the pitch alongside each other – with the teenager holding the ball as he trudged off down the tunnel.

Rangnick spoke of Garnacho ahead of the game, telling MUTV : "He has been training with us the last two weeks and he is one of the most promising players.

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"He is only 17, but if he keeps his feet on the ground, he will not only be sitting on the bench but will be playing for this club."

Garnacho was the jewel of the Atletico Madrid's academy, before he was signed last year.

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