Which is your February Goal of the Month?
The voting for Manchester United’s February Goal of the Month is open and supporters have been selecting their favourite strikes from across the club.
There are 12 brilliant efforts from our men’s, women’s and Academy sides on the shortlist, including some well-worked team successes and stunning individual contributions.
There are also goals of a particular significance in there, and you can watch each and every one here before casting your vote.
Four members of our editorial team have done just that and make the case for the goal that they would like to see top the poll when it closes on Saturday, below...
ELANGA v ATLETICO MADRID
I’ve gone with Anthony’s late effort at the Wanda Metropolitano not just because I think it’s probably the most important goal we scored in February, but also because it was a quietly brilliant team move. The teenage forward and Bruno Fernandes received most of the plaudits for the slick and efficient manner in which the ball was moved through the lines and dispatched beyond Jan Oblak, but Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Fred were all required to play rapid, intuitive passes to shift the play from our left-back position out to wide right. Less than 10 seconds later, the Atletico net was rippling and United were leaving the Spanish capital with what could turn out to be a priceless draw.
- Sam Carney
Elanga's all-important equaliser
See how Anthony made it 1-1 against Atletico with his first touch of the game...
FERNANDES v LEEDS UNITED
When the rain is pouring down and the wind is howling, with a capacity Leeds crowd hurling abuse (and more) at our lads, you expect centre-backs to earn their coin with aerial duels and thunderous tackles. Victor Lindelof did just that, but it was his powerful dribble out of defence that sticks in my mind: the intelligent one-two, snakehips shimmy and clever pass back to Jadon Sancho that led to our in-form winger chipping a lofted cross into the danger zone.
Who was there to meet it? Diminutive playmaker Bruno Fernandes with a downward header that silenced the Leeds fans and had our jubilant away end buzzing. It probably wasn’t our most impressive goal of the month, granted, but I loved the context, how much it meant and, obviously, goals at Elland Road count for two.
- Mark Froggatt
Lindelof and Sancho tee up Bruno
Bruno doubled our lead at Elland Road, but what about the build-up play from Victor and Jadon?
To score a goal like the one Alejandro Garnacho did in the FA Youth Cup win over Everton on a stage like Old Trafford was particularly notable. The Under-18s were already ahead in stoppage time when Kobbie Mainoo headed away a right-wing corner, but it provided the chance for Garnacho to show his speed and composure, while clinching victory at the same time. It was impossible not to feel a tinge of sympathy for Everton’s Matty Mallon as he tried to chase the speedy Spaniard in vain, at the end of a taxing game on a draining pitch and ended up having to admit defeat in the pursuit, while watching Alejandro wheel away in delight.
- Adam Marshall
FA Youth Cup: United 4 Everton 1
Watch the goals from our FA Youth Cup win over Everton, and stay until the end for Garnacho's solo effort...
At the time of writing, Cristiano’s superb effort against Brighton tops the poll with 32 per cent of the vote and I can’t argue with the majority on this one. There’s nothing quite like seeing Cristiano in full flow and it felt like he rolled back the years from the first action to the last on this goal. Some due credit deserves to go in the way of Scott McTominay for his perfectly timed interception that makes it all possible, but once Cristiano picks up the ball, it was all about him. The first touch, the drive forward, the finish that left the keeper standing, all done within seconds. The Old Trafford roar that followed was electric and although we all love a good trademark ‘siuuuuuu’ every now and then, there’s something about a Ronaldo knee slide at the Stretford End that just cues goosebumps for me.
- Mikey Partington
Ronaldo's devastating finish
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring against Brighton with this emphatic strike...
Thank you to everyone who has voted so far, and if you haven't yet, you can view the poll here. We’ll confirm the winner on Sunday.