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07/08/2013 08:18,

Rio: My top five goals

OK, a top five from eight United goals isn't the most difficult dilemma, but given Rio's favourable views of his own finishing skills we indulged him in this selection of an admittedly quality quintet. Here's our description of the goals, watch the video above for Rio's...

5. Dynamo Kyiv 23.10.07 Ferdinand got United heading in the right direction in Ukraine, powering home Ryan Giggs' free-kick to clinch a 4-2 group stage win en route to Champions League glory.

4. Swansea 12.05.13 The last Old Trafford goal of Sir Alex Ferguson's reign, and Rio certainly made sure he scored it. Lurking at the far post, he thumped his shot from Robin van Persie's corner into the back of the net to seal victory.

3. Liverpool 22.01.06 Having recently bagged his first (Wigan) and second (West Brom) goals for United, Rio was on a roll. His injury-time header against Liverpool, again in front of the Stretford End, was the best of his three strikes in 2005/06.

2. Newcastle 12.01.08 In a 6-0 romp - featuring Cristiano Ronaldo's only hat-trick for United - Rio got in on the act by racing onto Wayne Rooney's lofted pass and steering home a first-time volley without breaking stride.

1. Liverpool 22.10.06 For technique and execution, this was easily the best of the bunch. Bringing the ball down from the heavens, Rio controlled it on his right, shifted his balance onto his left, and fired an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

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