Goal of the Day

Goal of the Day graphic.

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.

November 2020

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Portsmouth video

Whatever else you watch today, we doubt it's as delightful as this Wayne Rooney chip...

Goal of the Day: Smalling v Scunthorpe video

A young Chris Smalling scored his first United goal with a peach of a finish, on this day in 2010...

Alexander Büttner

Goal of the Day: Buttner v West Brom video

In Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge, Alexander Buttner smashed in our third in the 5-5 draw at the Hawthorns...

Nicky Butt

Goal of the Day: Butt v Derby video

Nicky Butt was not known for scoring goals, but this 1999 strike against Derby makes the case for quality over quantity.

Andrei Kanchelskis scores a goal for Manchester United

Goal of the Day: Kanchelskis v Crystal Palace video

Blistering pace. Accurate finish. Flying winger Andrei Kanchelskis was simply unstoppable on this day in 1994...

Paul Pogba

Goal of the Day: Pogba v Newcastle video

Paul Pogba finished off a superb move as United ran riot against the Magpies, on this day in 2017...

Nani

Goal of the Day: Nani v Derby video

Happy 34th birthday, Nani! Let's hope your day is as spectacular as this strike against the Rams in 2009...

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Barnsley video

Scholesy starts this epic move off, before sticking it in the back of the net with a beautiful chip...

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Stoke video

Cristiano Ronaldo rounded off an emphatic 5-0 win against Stoke with a trademark free kick, on this day in 2008...

Goal of the Day: Martial v Wolves video

Get in the weekend spirit with this one! Anthony Martial's 50th United goal was well-worked, to say the least...

Mason Greenwood

Goal of the Day: Greenwood v Partizan Belgrade video

When Mason gets time and space in the box, we all know what's coming...

Goal of the Day: Rashford v Brighton video

Marcus Rashford finished off this wonderful team move to give us all three points against Brighton, in November 2019…

Goal of the Day: Pallister v Nottingham Forest video

We're used to seeing Bruce and Pallister team up in defence, but on this occasion they combined at the other end...

Goal of the Day: James v Southampton video

This spectacular effort, from birthday boy Daniel James, won our ‘Goal of the Month’ in August 2019…

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Liverpool video

Ryan Giggs scored a matchwinning double at Anfield, on this day in 2003…

Juan Mata

Goal of the Day: Mata v Crystal Palace video

Juan Mata’s shot was too hot for Palace keeper Julian Speroni to handle, back in November 2014…

Goal of the Day: Ferdinand v Liverpool video

‘Goodness me, Rio Ferdinand!’ We're celebrating our former centre-back's birthday, with this effort from 2006...

Goal of the Day: Ibrahimovic v Swansea video

Zlatan netted this beauty against Swansea, on this day four years ago...

Andy Cole

Goal of the Day: Cole v Feyenoord video

Andy Cole scored our first Champions League hat-trick on this day in 1997 and here’s the opening effort…

Goal of the Day: Vidic v Portsmouth video

Nemanja, woooahh! Vidic netted one of his trademark headers at Old Trafford, on this day in 2006…

Goal of the Day: Yorke v Arsenal video


Let's toast Yorkie's birthday by reliving his 2001 hat-trick clincher against Arsenal, scored after just 22 minutes...

Goal of the Day: van Persie v Fulham video

RVP nearly took the net off with this powerful finish against Fulham, on this day in 2013...

Mark Hughes

Goal of the Day: Hughes v Forest video

Happy birthday Mark Hughes! Here's a typical finish from the Welshman, in our 2-0 win v Nottingham Forest in '92/93...

October 2020

Goal of the Day: Irwin v Coventry video

Not many left-backs can fire home 20-yard screamers that are pivotal to title wins. Denis Irwin could...

Marcus Rashford

Goal of the Day: Rashford v Burton Albion video

It's Marcus Rashford's 23rd birthday tomorrow! Let's celebrate with his dream strike against Burton Albion in 2017...

Goal of the Day: Martial v Newcastle video

Gift Anthony Martial a chance like this, and the end result is non-negotiable. As Newcastle found out last year...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Goal of the Day: Solskjaer v Brondby video

Ole scored this screamer against Brondby in 1998 - let's hope someone can do the same against RB Leipzig tonight...

Scott McTominay

Goal of the Day: McTominay v Norwich video

Scott McTominay scored United's 2,000th Premier League goal, on this day in 2019...

Juan Mata

Goal of the Day: Mata v Man City video

Juan-nil! Our Spanish magician scored a derby winner in the League Cup, on this day in 2016...

Andy Cole

Goal of the Day: Cole v Barnsley video

Our prolific no. 9 capped off a great hat-trick against Barnsley with an ice-cold finish, on this day in 1997...

Wayne Rooney

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Middlesbrough video

Happy birthday, Wazza! Our all-time top goalscorer turns 35 today, so we're celebrating with a classic Rooney volley...

Rio Ferdinand

Goal of the Day: Ferdinand v Dynamo Kiev video

Rio Ferdinand outjumped everyone to score a thumping header against Dynamo Kiev, on this day in 2007...

Marcus Rashford

Goal of the Day: Rashford v Burnley video

Marcus Rashford clinched a 2-0 win at Turf Moor last December, after a classic United counter-attack...

Nemanja Matic

Goal of the Day: Matic v Man City video

Nemanja Matic scored a stunning half-volley to secure a Manchester derby win at the Etihad back in January...

Ryan Giggs celebrating

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Aston Villa video

Our Welsh wizard scored the fourth and final goal as United won 4-1 at Villa Park, on this day in 2007...

Cristiano Ronaldo

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Arsenal video

As the Champions League returns tomorrow, here's Cristiano Ronaldo's special strike against Arsenal in 2009...

Mark Hughes

Goal of the Day: Hughes v Liverpool video

Mark Hughes was on target with a looping first-time volley against our arch-rivals, on this day in 1992...

Juan Mata celebrates after scoring a free-kick against Newcastle at Old Trafford

Goal of the Day: Mata v Newcastle video

See how our Spanish magician scored a stunning free-kick against Newcastle, at Old Trafford in 2018...

Paul Pogba

Goal of the Day: Pogba v Young Boys video

As we await United's return to the Champions League, enjoy Paul Pogba's wonder-strike against Young Boys in 2018...

Goal of the Day: Cole v Sunderland video

Give Coley as much space as Sunderland did in October 2001, and you're going to get punished...

Paul Scholes

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Man City video

Paul Scholes headed in the winner as United won 1-0 in the Manchester derby, on this day in 1995...

Ryan Giggs fires home against Newcastle in 2010

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Newcastle video

Before our trip to St. James' Park, here's Ryan Giggs's outstanding volley against the Magpies in 2010...

David Beckham v Liverpool in 1996

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Liverpool video

David Beckham smashed the winner in off the post as United beat Liverpool on this day in 1996...

Bobby Charlton scores against Benfica at Wembley in the 1968 European Cup final

Goal of the Day: Charlton v Benfica video

To celebrate Sir Bobby Charlton's birthday, here's his brilliant header from the 1968 European Cup final...

Darren Fletcher celebrating

Goal of the Day: Fletcher v Chelsea video

On his 50th Premier League appearance for United, Darren Fletcher scored a looping header against The Blues in 2005...

Nani celebrating against Middlesbrough

Goal of the Day: Nani v Middlesbrough video

Nani pulled off this spectacular screamer, with a celebration to match, against Middlesbrough in 2007...

Goal of the Day: Martial v Fulham video

Stop it! Martial knocked out the entire Fulham defence with this solo stunner in February 2019...

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Everton video

Scholesy produced this rocket in a 3-0 victory over the Toffees in 2002...

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Wigan video

Rooney and Ronaldo loved to put opposition defences to the sword and, in 2007, Wigan were the victims for this strike...

Goal of the Day: Januzaj v Sunderland video

Adnan Januzaj scored two goals on his first start for United, including this stunning volley, on 5 October 2013...

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Blackburn video

Has there ever been a better combo than Rooney and Ronaldo? Not on the evidence of this belter against Blackburn...

Goal of the Day: Ibrahimovic v West Brom video

It's Zlatan's birthday! We're celebrating with the second goal of his double against West Brom in 2016...

Robin van Persie celebrating goal v Cluj

Goal of the Day: van Persie v FC Cluj video

Robin van Persie provided this delicate finish as United beat FC Cluj on this day in 2012...

Goal of the Day: Greenwood v West Ham video

Mason Greenwood turns 19 today! To celebrate, here’s the 17th and final goal of his incredible breakthrough campaign…

September 2020

Scott McTominay scores v Arsenal

Goal of the Day: McTominay v Arsenal video

Scott McTominay scored his first Old Trafford goal with this wonder-strike against Arsenal, on this day in 2019...

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Tottenham video

Becks bagged the final goal in our impressive 5-3 comeback victory at White Hart Lane, on this day in 2001...

Wayne Rooney celebrating v Fenerbahce

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Fenerbahce video

Wayne Rooney rounded off his dream debut hat-trick with a magical free-kick, on this day 16 years ago...

Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrating goal v Leicester

Goal of the Day: van Nistelrooy v Leicester video

Ruud's second strike was the pick of the bunch as he netted a hat-trick on this day in 2003...

Juan Mata celebrates his goal against Sunderland

Goal of the Day: Mata v Sunderland video

Juan Mata was on hand at the back post to cap off a 3-0 win against Sunderland on this day in 2015…

Goal of the Day: Yorke v Southampton video

If at first you don’t succeed, try again: that’s what United and Dwight Yorke did, on this day in 1999…

Goal of the Day: Pogba v Leicester video

Paul Pogba headed home the first of his 32 United goals, against Leicester, on this day in 2016…

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Chelsea video

It’s 20 years since Scholesy nearly broke the net with this piledriver, in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Chelsea…

Darron Gibson celebrates with his Manchester United team-mates after scoring against Scunthorpe United

Goal of the Day: Gibson v Scunthorpe video

Ten years ago today, we faced a second-tier side in the League Cup and won 5-2, aided by this Darron Gibson scorcher...

Goal of the Day: Carrick v Northampton video

Michael Carrick produced this beautiful curled strike against Northampton on this day in 2016...

Goal of the Day: Mata v Southampton video

The build-up to this strike is over two minutes long, but it's well worth the wait...

Goal of the Day: Greenwood v Astana video

It's a year to the day since Mason scored his first senior United goal, with this expert finish against Astana...

Goal of the Day: Nani v Chelsea video

It's nine years to the day since Nani unleashed this piledriver against Chelsea...

Goal of the Day: Irwin v Kosice video

Denis got the ball rolling in the Reds' 3-0 win over Kosice, on this day in 1997, with a finish from a tight angle...

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Barcelona video

This free-kick in 1998 is absolute perfection, but the knee slide might need some improvement, Becks...

Goal of the Day: Powell v Wigan video

What a way to introduce yourself! Nick Powell did this on his United debut in 2012...

Ander Herrera celebrates after scoring his first goal for Manchester United, against QPR in September 2014

Goal of the Day: Herrera v QPR video

Ander Herrera scored 20 goals for United and this was his first, a fizzing effort on 14 September 2014...

Goal of the Day: Berbatov v Blackpool video

"One of the all-time great comebacks" - the commentary for our latest 'Goal of the Day' says it all...

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Tottenham video

Want to see an outstanding free-kick? You're in luck, watch this screamer from Giggsy in 2009...

Goal of the Day: Silvestre v Liverpool video

Mikael Silvestre signed on this day in 1999: here’s the first of his decisive brace against Liverpool, five years later…

Wayne Rooney

Goal of the Day: Rooney v Bolton video

On this day in 2011, Wayne Rooney curled home a beauty at Bolton for his second successive Premier League hat-trick…

Goal of the Day: Yorke v Charlton video

On his Old Trafford debut for the Reds, Dwight Yorke nodded in this sublime David Beckham cross...

Goal of the Day: Fernandes v Brighton video

The spotlight is on birthday boy Bruno Fernandes, who finished off this wonderful team move at Brighton in June…

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Leeds video

Eric wrapped up a 4-0 win for the Reds against his old side on this day in 1996...

Goal of the Day: Kanchelskis v Leeds video

Okay, so Andrei scored our Goal of the Day, but check out Giggsy's sublime cross with the outside of his left foot...

Goal of the Day: Sheringham v Bradford video

It's 20 years to the day since we put six past the Bantams, and this strike from Teddy was the pick of the bunch...

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Derby County video

It's 24 years to the day since Becks unleashed a bullet from his boots at the Baseball Ground...

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Leeds video

Timing, composure and precision - Scholesy showed it all with this finish against Leeds in 2002...

Goal of the Day: van Persie v Southampton video

On this day in 2012, Robin finished his first United away game in spectacular fashion...

Goal of the Day: Martial v Cardiff video

Tony has scored 27 goals during Ole's time as boss and the first of them was certainly one to remember...

August 2020

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Wimbledon video

A mazy run from Giggs, finished off by an unstoppable header by Eric – there’s plenty to enjoy about this goal...

Goal of the Day: Cole v Newcastle video

Goal King Cole went into overdrive against Newcastle on 30 August 1999, smashing in four, including this beauty…

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Forest video

This may surprise you, but the first of Ryan Giggs’s 109 Premier League goals was a header…

Goal of the Day: Young v Arsenal video

‘Young… it’s eight!’ Ashley completed our famous rout of Arsenal, on 28 August 2011…

Goal of the Day: Sheringham v Everton video

On this day 23 years ago, Teddy scored his first United goal in a 2-0 win over the Toffees...

Goal of the Day: Nani v Tottenham video

‘What a goal by Nani!’ The commentator said it all as the Portuguese opened his United account with this missile…

Goal of the Day van Persie v Fulham video

Robin van Persie scored his first for the Reds on this day in 2012 and it was a trademark left-footed finish…

Goal of the Day: Dublin v Southampton video

This late Dion Dublin winner at Southampton gave us the first of our 666 Premier League wins, on this day in 1992...

Goal of the Day: Solskjaer v Charlton video

Ole hit his first United goal for 1,072 days today in 2006, following a long spell out injured. It was worth the wait...

Goal of the Day: Keane v Arsenal video

On this day in 1999, captain Keane scored his second of the game to clinch a 2-1 win over Arsenal at Highbury...

Goal of the Day: Smith v Norwich video

Alan Smith’s first league goal for the Reds, against Norwich City, was an absolute belter. Check it out…

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Fulham video

It was 'friends reunited' on the season's opening day 14 years ago, as Rooney and Ronaldo put Fulham to the sword...

Goal of the Day: Webb v Arsenal video

Neil Webb put the hurt on champions Arsenal with this swazz-heavy Stretford-End volley in '89. Not bad for your debut...

Goal of the Day: Blackmore v Liverpool video

Clayton Blackmore tapped home at Wembley against Liverpool as we shared the Charity Shield, 30 years ago today…

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Wimbledon video

It's 24 years to the day since United legend David Beckham spotted Wimbledon goalkeeper Neil Sullivan off his line...

Ryan Giggs scores a free-kick

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Bolton video

It's 17 years to the day since Giggsy kicked off our 2003/04 season with this screamer...

Goal of the Day: Beckham v Leicester video

After a tough summer in 1998, Becks began to answer his critics on the opening weekend of the season...

Goal of the Day: Ince v Blackburn video

We were so good in '94 that even our midfielders were nailing overhead kicks at Wembley. Take it away, Paul Ince...

Goal of the Day: Pogba v West Ham video

It's three years since this Pogba classic completed a 4-0 rout of West Ham to kick off 2017/18...

Goal of the Day: Robson v Notts County video

Today's selection comes courtesy of @Turriga1, who has gone for this forgotten gem from Robbo...

Goal of the Day: Greenhoff v Liverpool video

Fans @Tourish66 and @StuLouAndSatori nominated today’s strike – Jimmy Greenhoff’s FA Cup semi-final winner from 1979…

Goal of the Day: Hill v Derby video

They called Gordon Hill 'Merlin', and you can see why from today's classic goal, as chosen by @JPMelly1...

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a header.

Goal of the Day: Ronaldo v Chelsea video

It's a goal you'll have seen plenty of times before, but @NanaKwart wants to watch it again - so do we!

Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring for Man Utd

Goal of the Day: Fellaini v Young Boys video

@Kwasi_Sem has chosen Marouane's injury-time winner, which secured our place in the Champions League knockouts...

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring for Manchester United.

Goal of the Day: Rooney v West Ham video

Today's pick comes courtesy of @KartiSr, who has gone for this excellent team move...

Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring against Leicester.

Goal of the Day: Lingard v Leicester video

Jesse loves a Wembley strike just as much as @Fosu_Florida loves this solo effort from our no14...

Goal of the Day: Stapleton v Everton video

@PadraicToolan is wild for Frank Stapleton's injury-time scorcher against Everton in 1983, and with good reason...

Bobby Charlton playing for Man United.

Goal of the Day: Charlton v Tottenham video

Sir Bobby could strike the ball with either foot, as @PadraicToolan's selection reminds us...

Goal of the Day: Pogba v Man City video

It's two years since this goal kickstarted our unforgettable derby comeback win - a great choice from @RandomGuy158...

Goal of the Day: Scholes v Middlesbrough video

Kudos to @DevlinSharpe10 for selecting this Scholes cracker – a goal so good that even the Boro fans applauded...

Goal of the Day: Giggs v Tottenham video

Was the 10th of Giggsy's 168 United goals his best ever? Take a look and decide for yourself – you won't regret it...

July 2020

Goal of the Day: Martial v Stoke video

@Diwan_21 loves this Tony Martial goal against Stoke from 2016, and who can blame him? It's a near-perfect team move...

Goal of the Day: Hargreaves v Arsenal video

Today's classic goal is Owen Hargreaves's sublime free-kick against Arsenal in 2008, as chosen by @Mamsheesh...

Goal of the Day: Van Nistelrooy v Aston Villa video

Today's selection comes courtesy of @HiteshDash, who has chosen this classic poacher's finish from Ruud...

Goal of the Day: Nani v Arsenal video

Remember the day we stuck eight past Arsenal? @TwoBissaka does! Especially this sumptuous Nani finish...

Chris Eagles playing for Manchester United.

Goal of the Day: Eagles v Everton video

A strike that Chris Eagles, and most United fans, will never forget - @ChukyIbrah certainly hasn't...

Javier Hernandez celebrates for Manchester United against Chelsea.

Goal of the Day: Hernandez v Chelsea video

Chicharito's clever header against Chelsea is @JustJohnnyRyan's pick for Goal of the Day...

Antonio Valencia celebrates scoring for Manchester United.

Goal of the Day: Valencia v Blackburn video

Scenes in the away end! Antonio Valencia's superb strike at Blackburn has been chosen on Twitter for Goal of the Day...

Goal of the Day: Rashford v Chelsea video

Thanks for the selection @JackoWacko833 - is this Marcus's best United strike to date?

Goal of the Day: Herrera v Yeovil video

Today's selection comes courtesy of @KeaneThaw, who chose Ander's FA Cup thunderbolt...

Goal of the Day: Whiteside v Tottenham video

@AMJSutherland chose our latest strike and it’s a sublime team move against Spurs, finished off by Norman Whiteside...