Goal of the Day

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If you just love watching Manchester United score goals, then this special page - updated every day with a new video - is just the ticket.

Look out for classic strikes from club legends including Andy Cole, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Eric Cantona, George Best, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Paul Scholes, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Ryan Giggs, as well as current players like Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

May 2021

Goal of the Day: Pogba v West Ham video

The Reds were struggling in east London, until Paul Pogba pulled out this worldie…

Goal of the Day: Fernandes v Newcastle video

This Bruno Fernandes counter-attacking goal at St James’ Park was just classic Man United…

Goal of the Day: Charlton v Benfica video

Bobby Charlton scored this immaculate header as we went on to win our first European Cup, on 29 May 1968...

Goal of the Day: Rashford v Brighton video

Marcus’s breakaway strike at the Amex Stadium won our Goal of the Month award for September 2020…

Goal of the Day: Sharpe v Man City video

Sharpe by name, sharp by nature, Lee could be lethal in the box, as he demonstrated with this 1996 derby goal...

Goal of the Day: Mkhitaryan v Ajax video

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's goal secured Europa League success in 2017 - let's hope for a repeat tonight...

Goal of the Day: Herd v Leicester video

David Herd punished the Foxes in our FA Cup final triumph, on 25 May 1963...

Eric Cantona

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Man City video

Happy birthday, Eric Cantona! Let's celebrate with the King's clinical Manchester derby strike, in 1994...

Nani

Goal of the Day: Nani v Wolves video

As we're rounding off the Premier League season at Molineux, let's revisit Nani's brilliant solo goal there, in 2011...

George Best

Goal of the Day: Best v Tottenham video

Let's remind ourselves of George Best's brilliance, on what would have been his 75th birthday...

Goal of the Day: Pearson v Liverpool video

Stuart Pearson scored this lethal half-volley as we beat our arch-rivals in the 1977 FA Cup final...

Goal of the Day: Hughes v Manchester City video

Mark Hughes made his final appearance for United on this day in 1995, so let's watch one of his classic strikes...

Goal of the Day: Forlan v Portsmouth video

The goalkeeper got a touch on it, but there was no stopping this Diego Forlan volley, against Pompey in 2003...

Wayne Rooney

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Fulham video

Ahead of our home clash with the Cottagers, let's revisit this Wayne Rooney wonder-strike, from 2011...

David Beckham

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Tottenham video

David Beckham scored a superb equaliser against Spurs when we clinched the title in the Treble season, on 16 May 1999...

Mark Hughes

Goal of the Day: Hughes v Barcelona video

Mark Hughes scored a brilliant brace as we beat the Catalan giants to win the Cup Winners' Cup, on 15 May 1991...

Brian McClair

Goal of the Day: McClair v Chelsea video

Choccy wraps up our first-ever Double with this late effort in the 1994 FA Cup final against Chelsea...

Goal of the Day: Carrick v QPR video

Michael Carrick turned into a one-man midfield, for this goal at Loftus Road in December 2011…

Goal of the Day: Chicharito v Swansea video

Javier Hernandez struck the opener, as we gave Sir Alex the perfect Old Trafford send-off in 2013…

David Beckham

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Aston Villa video

As United make the trip to Villa Park, let's enjoy this David Beckham special at the ground, back in 1995...

Bryan Robson

Goal of the Day: Robson v Oldham video

Bryan Robson had a knack for scoring goals and popped up with a back-post header against the Latics, in 1994...

Goal of the Day: Whiteside v Southampton video

Happy birthday, Norman Whiteside! There was no chance he was going to miss this header against the Saints, in 1987...

Goal of the Day: Pique v Roma video

Gerard Pique powered home in one of the Reds' most recent trips to the Stadio Olimpico...

Goal of the Day: May v Middlesbrough video

David May’s header helped settle the nerves in our title decider at the Riverside, on 5 May 1996…

Goal of the Day: Brown v Juventus video

Let's look back at Wes Brown's first goal for United, a strong header against Juventus in 2003...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Goal of the Day: Solskjaer v Leicester video

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a fox in the box and he showed exactly why, against the Foxes 24 years ago...

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Zalaegerszeg video

On David Beckham's birthday, let's enjoy one of his special free-kicks in the Champions League...

Goal of the Day: Cole v Coventry video

When Andy Cole was through on goal, you could trust him to come up with the goods...

April 2021

John O'Shea

Goal of the Day: O'Shea v Arsenal video

John O'Shea was a scorer of important goals and there was no stopping this powerful strike against the Gunners...

Ruud van Nistelrooy

Goal of the Day: van Nistelrooy v Deportivo video

Even from the tightest of angles, Ruud van Nistelrooy could pull off some truly audacious finishes...

Juan Mata

Goal of the Day: Mata v Chelsea video

Happy birthday, Juan! On his 31st birthday, two years ago, our Spanish maestro punished his former club...

Mark Hughes

Goal of the Day: Hughes v Sheffield Wednesday video

There's just something about a ball going in off the bar, and this Mark Hughes strike from 1994 is the prime example...

Goal of the Day: van Nistelrooy v Charlton video

Ruud van Nistelrooy was a clinical finisher and showcased his ruthlessness against the Addicks, back in 2005...

Goal of the Day: McTominay v Leeds video

Scott McTominay opened the scoring in our 6-2 win over the Whites in December with this powerful strike...

Goal of the Day: Solskjaer v Leeds video

Ole netted this left-footed beauty in 1998 to kick-start the Reds' comeback victory over Leeds...

Goal of the Day: Butt v Leeds video

Our look back at classic Leeds fixtures continues with Nicky Butt’s effort, in 1996…

Goal of the Day: Cole v Leeds video

Look ahead to our return to Elland Road by watching Andy Cole’s effort against the Whites from 1995…

Matteo Darmian

Goal of the Day: Darmian v Palace video

Italian defender Matteo Darmian scored his only United goal, on 20 April 2016…

Gary Pallister

Goal of the Day: Pallister v Liverpool video

Gary Pallister scored twice and was the Man of the Match when we beat our arch-rivals at Anfield, on 19 April in 1997...

Donny van de Beek

Goal of the Day: van de Beek v Palace video

Happy birthday, Donny! As the Dutchman turns 24, let's celebrate by showing his debut goal at Old Trafford...

Paul Scholes

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Man City video

Paul Scholes headed in an iconic injury-time winner in the Manchester derby, on 17 April in 2010...

Eric Cantona

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Sheffield Wednesday video

Eric Cantona's second strike of the afternoon was the pick of the bunch as we fired five past the Owls, in 1994...

Goal of the Day: Cole v Fiorentina video

Touch, turn, smash; Coley rocketed this one in from all of 25 yards against Fiorentina, in 2000...

Ryan Giggs

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Arsenal video

Ryan Giggs scored one of United's best-ever goals on a dramatic night at Villa Park, 22 years ago...

Nicky Butt

Goal of the Day: Butt v Sturm Graz video

European nights at Old Trafford are magical and Nicky Butt provided a piece of sheer brilliance, in 2001...

Juan Mata

Goal of the Day: Mata v Man City video

Juan Mata made Old Trafford go wild with this ice-cold finish against our Manchester rivals, on this day in 2015...

Laurent Blanc

Goal of the Day: Blanc v Tottenham video

Laurent Blanc scored the second of United's five, as we overturned a three-goal deficit to beat Spurs, in 2001...

Steve Bruce

Goal of the Day: Bruce v Sheffield Wednesday video

Enjoy the first of two vital Steve Bruce goals against the Owls on our way to our first Premier League title, in 1993...

Denis Irwin

Goal of the Day: Irwin v Crystal Palace video

Denis Irwin pulled off something truly magical in the FA Cup semi-final, on this day in 1995...

Eric Cantona

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Arsenal video

There was absolutely nothing the Gunners could do to stop this iconic Eric Cantona strike, in 1993...

Paul Pogba

Goal of the Day: Pogba v Man City video

Paul Pogba inspired an incredible comeback win at the home of our neighbours, on this day in 2018...

Robin van Persie

Goal of the Day: van Persie v Hull video

Robin van Persie was a lethal finisher and this strike against the Tigers in 2014 shows what he was all about...

Adnan Januzaj

Goal of the Day: Januzaj v Newcastle video

Adnan Januzaj finished off a lovely move as the Reds won at St James' Park, on 5 April 2014...

Wayne Rooney

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Aston Villa video

Excellent control, lethal finish: Wayne Rooney showed what he was all about, on this day in 2015...

Goal of the Day: Keane v Bradford video

When Roy Keane burst through on goal, there was absolutely no doubt where the ball was going to end up...

Cristiano Ronaldo

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Roma video

Cristiano Ronaldo flew through the air and scored a thumping header as United won in Italy, in 2008...

Goal of the Day: Hughes v Sheffield United video

Mark Hughes got the final touch to this epic breakaway goal against the Blades in 1993...

March 2021

Goal of the Day: Carrick v Blackburn video

Let's head back to 2007 for our latest Goal of the Day, courtesy of Michael Carrick's right boot...

Goal of the Day: Rashford v Watford video

Luke Shaw's exquisite pass set up Marcus Rashford for this sublime breakaway goal in 2019...

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Aston Villa video

You might need to watch this three or four times to work out how exactly Cristiano netted this audacious strike...

Goal of the Day: Johnsen v Wimbledon video

There was no stopping this volley from Ronny Johnsen, scored exactly 23 years ago today...

Dimitar Berbatov and Nani

Goal of the Day: Berbatov v Bolton video

Sublime set-up, elegant finish: Nani and Dimitar Berbatov combined wonderfully against Bolton, on this day in 2010...

Paul Scholes

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Birmingham video

When Paul Scholes got time and space, he would usually find the back of the net...

Goal of the Day: Keane v Sturm Graz video

You’d have needed two goalkeepers to stop this Roy Keane screamer from 1999…

Peter Davenport

Goal of the Day: Davenport v Liverpool video

Happy 60th birthday, Peter Davenport - here he is smashing in a goal against Liverpool, in 1987...

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Liverpool video

Just moments earlier, Ronaldo missed a one-on-one chance against Reina. You can guess what he did next...

Wayne Rooney

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Bolton video

Missing was simply not an option for Wayne Rooney when he was through on goal and on a hat-trick...

Goal of the Day: Cole v Leicester video

We scored six away to Leicester in 1999, and this strike from Coley might just be the pick of the bunch...

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Tottenham video

Was this Giggsy's best right-footed goal as a Red? We'll let you be the judge of that...

Dimitar Berbatov

Goal of the Day: Berbatov v Bolton video

If you gave Dimitar Berbatov an opportunity in the box, you knew he would pounce, as he did against Bolton in 2011...

Goal of the Day: Albiston v Man City video

There's more than a hint of modern-day refereeing with this goal from 1980, Arthur Albiston's first for the Reds...

Goal of the Day: Veron v West Ham video

Start your day right with a classic free-kick from one of the coolest footballers ever, Juan Sebastian Veron...

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Blackburn video

In 2008, there was no better combination in world football than Rooney and Ronaldo, as Blackburn Rovers found out...

Goal of the Day: P.Neville v Sunderland video

What happened on 02/02/02? Ask Phil Neville – and Ole, who provided a tidy assist...

Ander Herrera

Goal of the Day: Herrera v Tottenham video

Ander Herrera scored a vital semi-final goal against Spurs as the Reds progressed to the FA Cup final in 2017...

Gordon Strachan

Goal of the Day: Strachan v QPR video

Gordon Strachan both started and finished this lovely move at Loftus Road in 1987...

Roy Keane

Goal of the Day: Keane v Portsmouth video

Roy Keane followed up a clever turn with a ruthless left-foot finish, against Pompey in 2003...

Wayne Rooney

Goal of the Day: Rooney v AC Milan video

As we take on the Italian giants once more, let's revisit one of Wayne Rooney's goals against the Rossoneri in 2010...

Goal of the Day: Park v Liverpool video

Ji-sung Park was a player for the big occasions. In 2010, he scored this diving header against our arch-rivals...

Ryan Giggs

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Southampton video

Schmeichel, McClair, Cantona, Giggs, goal! Check out this brilliant United counter-attack, against the Saints in 1993...

Scott McTominay

Goal of the Day: McTominay v Man City video

It's been one year since fans were last inside Old Trafford and this moment shows exactly why we miss you so dearly...

David Beckham

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Man City video

It's derby day! We warm up with this David Beckham special, a curled free-kick against the noisy neighbours...

Steve Coppell

Goal of the Day: Coppell v Man City video

As we look ahead to the Manchester derby, let's enjoy this incredible strike from Steve Coppell in 1979...

Fred

Goal of the Day: Fred v Wolves video

Happy 28th birthday, Fred! Let's celebrate with his first United goal, a right-foot finish back in 2018...

Andy Cole

Goal of the Day: Cole v Ipswich video

Andy Cole scored five of United's nine in our joint-biggest Premier League win, on this day in 1995...

Goal of the Day: Hughes v Crystal Palace video

This extra-time strike from Sparky ensured the 1990 FA Cup final against Palace went to a replay...

Ryan Giggs

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Fulham video

It's 30 years since Ryan Giggs made his United debut, so let's enjoy his exquisite volley against Fulham, from 2007...

Wayne Rooney

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Aston Villa video

Wayne Rooney capped off an outstanding United performance with this strike as we overcame Villa 4-0 in 2008...

February 2021

Marcus Rashford

Goal of the Day: Rashford v Arsenal video

Five years ago a certain Marcus Rashford made his Premier League debut, netting a brace against the Gunners...

Marouane Fellaini

Goal of the Day: Fellaini v Celta Vigo video

Marouane Fellaini's vital header helped secure the Reds' progress to the Europa League final in 2017...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Goal of the Day: Ibrahimovic v Southampton video

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner in the League Cup final against the Saints, on this day in 2017...

Jesse Lingard

Goal of the Day: Lingard v Chelsea video

Jesse Lingard timed his run to perfection and scored a prolific header as we beat the Blues, on this day in 2018...

Goal of the Day: Fletcher v Bursaspor video

Fletch's second-half strike in 2011 set us on our way to a Champions League victory in Turkey...

Cristiano Ronaldo

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Newcastle video

Cristiano Ronaldo was simply unstoppable against the Magpies, on this day in 2008...

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Crystal Palace video

Wayne Rooney was on target for United as we ran out 2-0 winners at Selhurst Park, on this day in 2014...

Quinton Fortune

Goal of the Day: Fortune v Bradford City video

Quinton Fortune netted a brace, including this superb strike, against the Bantams in 2000...

Marcus Rashford

Goal of the Day: Rashford v Newcastle video

As we prepare for another meeting with the Magpies, enjoy Marcus Rashford's header from last season...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Goal of the Day: Solskjaer v Sturm Graz video

Of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 126 United goals, this might be the most emphatic strike of them all...

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Deportivo video

As we face Spanish opposition in Europe, let's bring back this vintage David Beckham screamer, from 2002...

Harry Maguire

Goal of the Day: Maguire v Chelsea video

Harry Maguire scored his first league goal for United with a bullet header against the Blues, on this day in 2020...

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Panathinaikos video

Paul Scholes scored goals and this team effort against the Greek champions, in 2000, was nothing short of excellent...

Anderson

Goal of the Day: Anderson v Reading video

Let's start the week off right with this near-post screamer from Anderson, against Reading in 2012...

David Beckham

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Real Madrid video

It's Valentine's Day and we're in love with this David Beckham free-kick, against Los Blancos in 2003...

Goal of the Day: Vidic v West Brom video

As we're looking ahead to the fixture against the Baggies, enjoy this Nemanja Vidic header from 2009...

Bryan Robson

Goal of the Day: Robson v Barcelona video

On a magical night at Old Trafford in 1984, Bryan Robson bundled the ball over the line against the Catalan giants...

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Portsmouth video

This Ronaldo scorcher was our 2005/06 Goal of the Season. Watch and you'll see why...

Lee Sharpe

Goal of the Day: Sharpe v Stoke video

Lee Sharpe finished off a great move in style when the Reds scored straight after half-time against Stoke in 1993...

Goal of the Day: Veron v Olympiacos video

What better way to start the day than with one of Juan Sebastian Veron's finest goals in a United shirt...

Nicky Butt

Goal of the Day: Butt v Everton video

Nicky Butt was the epitome of a hard-working midfielder. He could score too, as he showed against the Toffees in 2003...

Goal of the Day: Pallister v Wrexham video

We all love a perfect volleyed strike, especially when they're hit as sweetly as this Gary Pallister effort...

Cristiano Ronaldo

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Fulham video

Happy 36th birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo! Let's remind ourselves just how good he was in the United shirt...

John O'Shea celebrates scoring against Copenhagen.

Goal of the Day: O'Shea v Copenhagen video

On this day 14 years ago, O'Shea deputised in the United goal - here he is bagging one at the other end, in 2006...

Denis Irwin

Goal of the Day: Irwin v Chelsea video

Denis scored this humdinger of a free-kick during a 3-1 victory over Chelsea in 1991...

Roy Keane

Goal of the Day: Keane v Southampton video

As we face the Saints tonight, let's remind ourselves of this great team move, finished off by Roy Keane, in 2001...

Darren Fletcher

Goal of the Day: Fletcher v Middlesbrough video

It's Darren Fletcher's 37th birthday today! Let's celebrate with his very first United goal, against Boro in 2005...

January 2021

Goal of the Day: Saha v Benfica video

We love an away goal in Europe and this magnificent strike from Louis Saha is right up there...

Dimitar Berbatov

Goal of the Day: Berbatov v West Brom video

Happy birthday, Dimitar! The former Red certainly knew where the net was, as he showed at The Hawthorns in 2009...

Goal of the Day: Schweinsteiger v Wigan video

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored his final United goal with this acrobatic effort, on this day in 2017...

Goal of the Day: Mata v Leicester video

Juan Mata made his United debut seven years ago today. Here's one of his finest strikes, against the Foxes in 2016...

Paul Scholes

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Man City video

Paul Scholes scored a crucial Manchester derby goal as United progressed to the League Cup final, on this day in 2010...

Jesse Lingard scores for Manchester United.

Goal of the Day: Lingard v Yeovil video

Jesse scored this beauty against Yeovil, exactly three years ago today...

Juan Mata

Goal of the Day: Mata v Norwich video

Juan Mata came to the rescue as United claimed three vital points with a late goal at Carrow Road in 2016...

Anthony Martial

Goal of the Day: Martial v Tranmere video

When Anthony Martial aims for the top corner, he usually finds it, as Tranmere experienced last year...

Wayne Rooney

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Hull video

There was absolutely nothing stopping this Wayne Rooney strike from hitting the back of the net...

Andy Cole

Goal of the Day: Cole v Juventus video

Full speed ahead, Barcelona! Andy Cole clinched our place in the 1999 Champions League final with this goal...