Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Manchester City in 2011

How to watch United 2-1 Man City in full

The votes are in, and you've decided that Wayne Rooney's supreme acrobatic effort against Manchester City in 2011 is the winner of our 'Match Rewind: Greatest Goals' poll.

That means we'll be streaming that particular Manchester derby, a 2-1 win at Old Trafford which earned a vital three points on our way to a 19th league title, in full and for free on the Official App and on the homepage of ManUtd.com at 19:00 BST tonight.

Rooney's brilliant effort won out over Paul Scholes's volley against Bradford, John O'Shea's sweet chip at Arsenal and Cristiano Ronaldo's devastating free-kick versus Portsmouth in our latest fan vote.


Unless you spent the last decade meditating under a desert rock, you'll be familiar with this one. It's been voted the greatest Premier League goal ever and, unsurprisingly, triumphed in our own Goal-of-the-Decade poll at the turn of the year. An overhead kick that nobody – nobody! – in Old Trafford that day ever expected, it won a vital match for the Reds on the way to our record-breaking crown, and delivered a very tasty win over our cross-town neighbours.

What elevates this goal, for me, is that up until this moment, Rooney was having an unusually underwhelming game. Vincent Kompany was doing an excellent job of shackling the legendary forward and it was clearly bothering Rooney – just look at his bumbled attempt at a pass to Darren Fletcher in the build-up! But when Nani's subsequent cross was deflected, very few players could have located the imagination or self-confidence to even conceive of smashing that limp, falling ball into the net with their back to goal. Rooney did, and that's one of the reasons he'll always be remembered among the greatest players and characters to ever grace the Old Trafford pitch.


To see Wayne's strike again, along with the rest of the action from that brilliant day at Old Trafford, simply tune in to the stream on your Official App,or visit the homepage of ManUtd.com, from 19:00 BST.