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07/01/2014 19:00, Report by Nathan Thomas

Video: Goal of the Month

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is the latest recipient of the ManUtd.com Goal of the Month award for his stunning strike against Hull City on Boxing Day.

After United conceded twice early on at the KC Stadium, Rooney put in an inspired display, first setting up Chris Smalling to pull a goal back before firing the Reds level with a stupendous volley that soared passed Hull stopper Allan McGregor. Incidentally, the effort was also Wayne’s 150th league strike for the club, adding to the significance of a wonderful finish.

The quality of the strike was such that users of our seven official language sites saw fit to vote Rooney as the Goal of the Month winner for a second time this campaign. Wayne last picked up the award in September for his impressive free-kick against Manchester City.

Rooney's strike received a huge 53 per cent of the votes, with Adnan Januzaj's well-crafted goal against West Ham taking second place on 12 per cent and Academy starlet Andreas Pereira's Youth Cup thunderbolt at Burnley finishing third with 9 per cent.

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