Which goal should win Goal of the Season?

Friday 27 May 2022 07:00

With the 2021/22 season now concluded, we're asking supporters to vote in our end-of-season awards. And today, the focus shifts to our Goal of the Season prize.

Fans can select their favourite strike of the campaign now – and also vote for the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award – via our Official App or ManUtd.com.
It's not been the most thrilling season in United's long and storied history, but there was no lack of superb goals among the 71 we scored across all competitions.
We've come up with a shortlist comprising the best 18 from that number – take a look below to find out which efforts we've gone for, and don't forget to cast your vote and let us know your favourite!
Goal of the Season: Your 18 candidates Video

Goal of the Season: Your 18 candidates

Make sure you watch each and every one of these brilliant strikes before voting for your United Goal of the Season…

1. Bruno Fernandes v Leeds United (home, Premier League)
In the third strike in an epic opening-day hat-trick, Bruno latched on to a sensational pass from Victor Lindelof and lashed the ball past Illan Meslier before a buoyant Stretford End.
2. Bruno Fernandes v Newcastle United (home, Premier League)
On a day that was all about Cristiano Ronaldo's homecoming, his compatriot was not about to be overshadowed. With United 2-1 up thanks to a Ronny double, Bruno smashed a cracker in from all of 25 yards to stretch our advantage.
3. Alex Telles v Villarreal (home, Champions League)
With the Reds 1-0 down, the Brazilian picked a priceless time to score his first goal for the club. Bruno's chipped corner found him free just outside the area, and Alex's classic volley picked its way through a mass of bodies to level the score.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo v Tottenham Hotspur (away, Premier League)
Bruno's inch-perfect pass found Ronaldo's clever run perfectly, but our no.7 still had plenty to do, given the narrow angle. Cristiano made it look simple, however, volleying across Hugo Lloris with devastating accuracy.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo v Atalanta (away, Champions League)
A slick team move is finished off by Ronaldo, after a clever backheel from the endlessly creative Fernandes.
6. Fred v Crystal Palace (home, Premier League)
With time ebbing away at Old Trafford, it looked like interim manager Ralf Rangnick's first game in charge would end in a frustrating stalemate. Until Fred curled a beautiful right-footed shot home from the edge of the box, that is.
7. Bruno Fernandes v Aston Villa (away, Premier League)
Fred wins the ball back with some typically tireless pressing, before feeding Bruno, who lashes the shot past Emiliano Martinez to give United a 2-0 lead at Villa Park.
8. Anthony Elanga v Brentford (away, Premier League)
The precocious young winger tees himself up for a cute header, after Fred spots his run into the box with an inswinging cross.
Which of these 18 strikes are you voting as Manchester United’s Goal of the Season?poll

Which of these 18 strikes are you voting as Manchester United’s Goal of the Season?

9. Marcus Rashford v Brentford (away, Premier League)
With Brentford searching for a way back into the game, and United two goals to the good, a swift counterattack was finished off by Rashford's blistering shot, after a well-timed assist from Fernandes.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo v Brighton (home, Premier League)
Unbothered by a sea of opposition defenders ahead of him, Ronaldo takes a couple of touches and launches a rocket-like shot into the bottom corner, with the goalkeeper utterly helpless.
11. Bruno Fernandes v Brighton (home, Premier League)

Who else would have the energy for a 60-yard sprint in the 97th minute of a knackering Premier League game but Bruno Fernandes? Running from well inside the United half, he had the desire and composure to wait for the Brighton goalkeeper to commit himself, before calmly chipping the ball into the net to make a 2-0 victory safe.
12. Fred v Leeds United (away, Premier League)
United had been pegged back from 2-0 down at a boisterous Elland Road, but a smart team move involving Ronaldo, Fernandes and Sancho soon put us back on top. The finish? A glorious, near-post blaster from Fred.

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13. Anthony Elanga v Atletico Madrid (away, Champions League)
United had very few chances in the Wanda Metropolitano, and when they produced their best opportunity of the evening, it fell to the youngest player in the team: Anthony Elanga. But the big Champions League occasion didn't faze him. Nor did the presence of elite goalkeeper Jan Oblak. A mature finish, 10 minutes before time, sent the travelling United fans into raptures.
14. Jadon Sancho v Manchester City (away, Premier League)
On a day to forget in east Manchester, Jadon Sancho's expertly-taken goal against his former club offered a brief moment of cheer.
15. Cristiano Ronaldo v Tottenham Hotspur (home, Premier League)
The second hat-trick in Ronaldo's United career started off with a screamer from 25 yards, setting up a memorable 3-2 win at Old Trafford.

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16. Cristiano Ronaldo v Norwich City (home, Premier League)
Another Ronaldo hat-trick concludes, this time with a stunning free-kick, edging United back in front after a Norwich comeback had temporarily made the score 2-2.
17. Cristiano Ronaldo v Chelsea (home, Premier League)
A scooped pass from Nemanja Matic is crashed home by Ronaldo, to earn the Reds a 1-1 draw against Thomas Tuchel's impressive Chelsea side.
18. Bruno Fernandes v Brentford (home, Premier League)
Anthony Elanga's run is cleverly picked out by Diogo Dalot, and the Swede's centre is powered home by Bruno, in one of United's finest team moves of the season.