Garnacho overhead wins Premier League Goal of the Season

Sunday 26 May 2024 11:00

Just one day after scoring at Wembley in the FA Cup final, Alejandro Garnacho has even more to celebrate as his otherworldly overhead kick against Everton has won yet another prize: the Premier League's Goal of the Season award for 2023/24.

The instantaneously iconic goal – United's opener in a 3-0 win at Goodison Park last year – was named the league's Goal of the Month back in November.

Following the conclusion of the season, it then went up against the other eight Goal of the Month winners from throughout the campaign – a shortlist which included three other United players.

Bruno Fernandes was a contender due to his belting volley at Burnley (October), Kobbie Mainoo for his solo stunner at Wolves (February), and Marcus Rashford took March's prize for his booming long-ranger at Manchester City.

But in the final reckoning, Garnacho reigned supreme.
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The Argentinian international has already been awarded the BBC's Goal of the Season accolade, and is surely favourite for the club's own equivalent prize, with results expected in the next few days.

After the Everton game, the 19-year-old seemed astounded by what he had achieved.

“I can't believe it, to be honest,” he began. “I just did [it] and I didn't see how I scored, I just listened around.

“I said: 'Oh, my God', and for me, of course, it was one of the best goals I have ever scored.”
The most acrobatic of strikes, it immediately drew comparisons with Wayne Rooney's timeless bicycle kick against Manchester City – arguably the greatest goal in the 32-year history of the Premier League.

That's a topic for future debate, but Garnacho's glorious Goodison moment undeniably helped to kickstart a season of huge progression for the teenager.

Alejandro appeared in all but two of United's Premier League games and scored in his 50th match of the 2023/24 campaign, our FA Cup final win over Man City on Saturday.

Congratulations on your award, Garna!
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August: Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton) v Wolves
September: Bruno Fernandes (UNITED) v Burnley
October: Saman Ghoddos (Brentford) v Burnley
November: Alejandro Garnacho (UNITED) v Everton
December: Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool) v Fulham
January: Oscar Bobb (Manchester City) v Newcastle
February: Kobbie Mainoo (UNITED) v Wolves
March: Marcus Rashford (UNITED) v Manchester City
April: Cole Palmer (Chelsea) v Everton