21/06/2014 09:27, Report by Adam Marshall
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Best World Cup goals

With no Manchester United players in action at the World Cup on Saturday, we have decided to take stock and consider the greatest goals scored by Reds in past tournaments.

Robin van Persie's incredible header for the Netherlands against Spain in week one of Brazil 2014 will stand the test of time for its audacity and execution but was it better than these other efforts?

1. Paul Scholes (England v Tunisia, 1998)
A driving run by Paul Ince led to the ball falling to the United man on the edge of the box with a minute left. He worked it onto his right foot and speared a superb drive into the corner of the net to wrap up a 2-0 victory in the opener for Glenn Hoddle's side.

2. Diego Forlan (Uruguay v Senegal, 2002)
When a clearance fell to him, the blond-haired striker instantly controlled it on his chest and looped a textbook volley past Tony Sylva. The South Americans came back from 3-0 down to force a draw that still wasn't enough to qualify.

3. Bobby Charlton (England v Portugal, 1966)
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. After already opening the scoring, the influential talisman collected a Roger Hunt lay-off and unleashed a trademark thunderbolt that helped set up the unforgettable final date against West Germany.

4. David Beckham (England v Colombia, 1998)
The budding superstar was left out of the side by Hoddle but made up for lost time when belatedly making his first start at a World Cup. A long-range free-kick flew past Faryd Mondragon's

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