Garnacho wins Goal of the Month award
You had your say, and Alejandro Garnacho’s sumptuous chip against Liverpool Under-23s has been voted as our Goal of the Month for May.
The 17-year-old’s second strike in our Under-18s' Youth Cup final triumph also featured on the eight-goal shortlist, as did team-mate Rhys Bennett’s header from the same fixture.
The award adds to what has been a mightily impressive May for Garnacho, who was named United Under-18s’ Player of the Year before the final at Old Trafford.
The youngster beat off competition from Bruno Fernandes, Raphael Varane, Leah Galton, Martha Thomas, and Bennett to receive the award, with all five having also scored standout goals in the month.
By winning May's prize, Garnacho breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s streak, with the Portuguese having won the accolade in each of the previous three months.
It is also the first time that a player has topped the poll for an Academy effort this season.
The forward's second goal of the Youth Cup final came third in the voting with 20 per cent, with Varane's first United strike, against Brentford, narrowly missing out on a place in the top three.
Fernandes's opener from earlier in that 3-0 home win over the Bees takes the runner-up spot (23 per cent) in this season's final edition of the monthly prize.
2021/22 GOAL OF THE MONTH WINNERS
August: Bruno Fernandes v Leeds
September: Alex Telles v Villarreal
October: Cristiano Ronaldo v Tottenham
November: Jadon Sancho v Villarreal
December: Fred v Crystal Palace
January: Marcus Rashford v West Ham
February: Cristiano Ronaldo v Brighton
March: Cristiano Ronaldo v Tottenham
April: Cristiano Ronaldo v Norwich
May: Alejandro Garnacho v Liverpool (U23)