Vote for United's Goal of the Month

Monday 23 March 2020 16:59

The poll for Manchester United's March Goal-of-the-Month competition is now open.

Across all levels, our first team, women's team, Under-23s and Under-18s scored 24 times in just eight games, and we've identified 10 crackers for you to select your choice from.
Relive them all in the video below, and read our brief recaps to remind yourself of why they deserve the recognition.
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The month started with a blockbuster effort from our new Portuguese magnifico Bruno Fernandes, who levelled the score at Goodison Park with his first United goal from open play. A cute through ball from Nemanja Matic ran kindly into our no.18's path, and his dipping, swerving long-range shot ripped past Jordan Pickford in the Toffees' goal.
This delightful Garner effort came in an impressive 3-2 win at Stoke City, and was the midfielder's second of an impressive evening. Played in via an astute first-time chip from Angel Gomes, Jimmy bore down on the Stoke goal and clipped a gossamer-light lob over goalkeeper Adam Davies.
Luke Shaw's second goal for the club – almost two years after his first against Leicester on the opening day of the 2018/19 season – was fitting reward for an encouraging period of form for the 24-year-old left-back. Released by Victor Lindelof's encouraging pass, Shaw burst down the flank before clipping an intelligent ball to Jesse Lingard on the edge of the Rams' box. After a few richochets, the ball fell back to Shaw just inside the area, and he struck a firm downward volley into the turf, which spiralled up and over the Derby keeper to give United the lead at Pride Park.
A second start in United colours brought not one, but two goals for Nigerian loanee Odion Ighalo. He'd doubled United's advantage with a controlled left-footed finish in the first half, and doubled his tally with this belter in the second period. Having started the move with some neat control on the edge of the Derby 18-yard line, he then latched on to Juan Mata's centre. Derby cleared his first goal-bound effort, but when it fell back to the fan favourite, he smashed an emphatic shot into the roof of the net.
Luke Shaw roars in celebration after opening the scoring at Pride Park.
Midfielder Charlie McCann scored twice from outside the box in a 4-0 demolition of Sunderland, and we've picked his second out for your consideration. McCann appeared to be gearing up to strike with his left with this one, but cleverly cut back onto his right and curled a sublime effort inside the goalkeeper's left-hand post. 
United's opener in the derby against Manchester City elicited plenty of criticism for Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, who couldn't grasp Anthony Martial's volley when it sneaked underneath him. But what a contribution from the Frenchman, whose control of a curling ball coming over his right shoulder, in a pressure situation, was tremendous. The set-up from Bruno Fernandes was pleasingly cheeky, but Martial also deserves plenty of credit for a forceful well-timed shot.
Charlie McCann celebrates after scoring against Sunderland.
With football stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, this goal remains the last scored at Old Trafford. An incredible piece of opportunism from Scott McTominay, it sent M16 into pure rapture at the end of a nerve-jangling Manchester derby. Ederson's rushed throw-out was too far ahead of City left-back Benjamin Mendy, and the Scotland international was right onto it. What came next was breathtaking: realising the Brazilian goalkeeper was still some way from his sticks, McTominay launched an audacious 40-yard shot right into the middle of the vacant goal. Bold, brave and brilliant, it deserved to win any game.
A top solo effort at a time of great need for the Under-18s, Anthony Elanga used everything at his disposal for this memorable belter. Picking the ball up on the left flank, with the game at 1-1, he showed his strength and pace to burst past his marker on the outside and, when faced with the goalkeeper and a narrow angle, he cooly slotted the ball across the goal and into the net off the post.
Scott McTominay slides on his knees in front of the Stretford End after finishing the Manchester derby.
The third of Ighalo's left-footed strikes in March was arguably his best yet. The 30-year-old had plenty to do when Bruno Fernandes's flipped pass found him in a central area outside the LASK box, with several defenders around him. But a magical piece of ball-juggling found him a yard, and that was all he needed. A magnificent rocket of a shot left the keeper with no chance, crashing into the net off the bar in dramatic style.
The 12th goal of a supremely impressive debut season for the teenager, whose eye for a finish seems to know no bounds. Played through on the LASK goal by Tahith Chong's intelligent pass, Greenwood had little to aim at due to his position on the left-side of the area, but found the tiniest of gaps. So precise was his sweetly struck effort that it clipped both posts before trickling beyond the goal line.

Vote for your Goal of the Month in the Official App now. The winner will be announced on Saturday.