Manchester United’s teenage prodigy Alejandro Garnacho tried his skills on a different pitch this time, but it did not meet the desired success if goes by the reaction in social media.
The Argentinian winger, who made his debut with the Red Devils senior team last season walked the ramp for US Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga in the fashion capital city of Paris.
But what seems to have irked his fans though was the “deadpan” look on his face during the catwalk while modelling for Balenciaga’s new designer clothes.
In the video shared by ESPN FC on their Twitter handle, Garnacho, who just turned 19, is seen walking in designer clothes, in what could be termed as his first foray into the world of fashion, advertisement and modelling.
But instead of making everyone from the fashion world look up to him, the expressionless face made him the butt of jokes as the keyboard warriors roasted him on Twitter, especially for his futile attempt to copy ex-United star, Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Why on earth is Alejandro Garnacho promoting, advertising and wearing Balenciaga??? ,” tweeted one angry fan while tagging the United youngster along.
“Cristiano wannabe,” said one while another fan blasted him saying “Zero aura.”
Some of them were even more ruthless, “ I thought that was Ellen Degeneres, tweeted a disheartened fan while another used a little more euphemism with his “Looks like that guy from Zoolander,” tweet.
Garnacho was in the news till recently as he was the front-runner to grab the No.7 jersey which fell vacant following the departure of club legend Rolando.
Ever since he joined the club as a teenager, he has been destined for bigger things at a club which has a great history and heritage.
Current United boss Erik Ten Hag, himself has touted Garnacho as one of the stars to watch out for at Old Trafford.
But, in a surprise move, United handed over the coveted No.7, which has been worn in the past by club legends like Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Ronaldo to new signing Mason Mount, and the Twitterati poked fun at Garnacho for doing such a highly-publicised advertisement campaign for a big fashion brand instead of just focusing on his game.