Wayne Rooney’s brilliant goal at West Ham has evoked memories of David Beckham’s amazing strike against Wimbledon in 1996, also from near the halfway line.
We’ve been collating opinions on Wayne’s wonder-strike to see how it compares to the one scored by United's former no.7, who saw it first-hand from the stands at Upton Park.
David Moyes: “I wanted it to go in but I knew it was going to bounce and I was wondering whether it was going to go under the bar or over it – I wasn't sure. Thankfully there was a bit of rain before the game and that might have softened the pitch a little bit. It was a brilliant goal from a player who is capable of doing those sorts of things. It was like David Beckham's goal, or at least had similarities with it. Wayne tries it, that's the thing. We've been having a laugh in the dressing room saying he's tried that twenty times and it's never worked! But it came off today and it was a brilliant goal.”
Juan Mata on Twitter: “And I was asking for the ball... What a goal Wayne Rooney and a good game! Golazo!”
Lou Macari, on MUTV: "For me, Wayne's goal is better [than Beckham’s]. He starts off in a challenge with a West Ham defender, brushes him off, turns around, and quickly he's got to look up, hits it on the volley and it's got to go over the goalkeeper's head and under the crossbar. It's got to bounce almost perfectly, which it does do. I've seen David's