Who should win the Goal-of-the-Season award?

Saturday 29 August 2020 11:00

It's awards season at Old Trafford, with voting for the Goal-of-the-Season prize now open.

Fans are able to vote for their favourite Reds' strike and, in case you needed it, there's a reminder of the 10 goals which have been nominated in the video below... 

Not sure who to vote for? Our writers run through which goal they've chosen, and why...

Watch United's 10 Goal-of-the-Season contenders Video

Watch United's 10 Goal-of-the-Season contenders

Eight Reds are up for our Goal-of-the-Season award, but who will you vote for? Watch the nominees before deciding...


Ian McLeish, Editor-in-Chief: Sometimes in a vote like this, it’s tempting to go for the outsider; imbue yourself with some expert status by picking a less than obvious selection, to show you know your stuff, you don’t follow the crowd, you’re a Top Red. ‘Best Stone Roses album? I mean, the first one was great, but I always felt The Second Coming was a bit more layered, y’know?’. ‘Sure, De Niro was good in Godfather Part 2 but I think his performance in Heat really stole the show, for me…’ Whatever. Marcus Rashford’s goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup is Manchester United’s best goal of the 2019/20 season. Okay?


Mark Froggatt, Senior Digital Editor: There’s so much to love about this goal: the distracting raised hand from Fred (planned or unplanned?), a genius assist via Bruno Fernandes, the confident first-time finish by Anthony Martial and, for pure derby-day banter, some questionable goalkeeping from the Blues’ often-dependable stopper, Ederson. Throw in a picturesque Manchester sunset shining brightly over a rocking Old Trafford and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable strike, which is surely enough to earn your vote in our prize-giving poll. As an aside, there’s also an iconic image of Tony’s celebrations by the corner flag (taken by our man Ash Donelon - see above) that should be framed in the Louvre… or at least in the Whitworth Art Gallery across town.

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Sam Carney, Contributor: As sad as it would be to see a goal scored in an empty stadium win the award, I think Bruno Fernandes’s finish at the Amex in late June capped off one of the best counterattacking moves of recent years, let alone United’s season. Individual strikes from distance – like Rashford’s against Chelsea – are great, but ultimately they rely on one player striking the ball well. Efforts like Bruno’s are complex, like a Swiss watch – you need every component to be perfect, each cog working in unison. From Matic’s clever flick, through Greenwood’s driving run to the Portuguese’s unerring volley, that synergy was achieved on the south coast.

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Michael Plant, Contributor: I think everyone’s had one moment in the last year when they’ve realised what a special talent we’ve got in Mason Greenwood; perhaps mine came at the start of July when the youngster’s brace helped United secure victory against Bournemouth. Having smashed one in with his left foot in the opening half, the Cherries were keen to keep Mason on his ‘weaker’ right peg. No problem! The attacker’s ability to ghost past Diego Rico and arc the ball into the back of the net was truly sublime and showed one of the many, many tricks Mason has up his sleeve. Even the technique for the strike was exceptional: somewhere between a curled shot and powerful drilled effort, he gave Aaron Ramsdale no hope in the opposition goal.

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