Manchester United’s goal of the month for February?


February Goal of Month

In February Manchester United scored 15 goals in 6 games. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Wayne Rooney – 6 goals
  • Own Goal – 4 goals
  • Dimitar Berbatov – 2 goals
  • Michael Owen – 2 goals
  • Paul Scholes -1 goal

For goal of the month I think we can rule out the Own Goals and the goal Scholes scored against AC Milan at the San Siro, although Scholes’ goal is definitely the funniest goal of the month – the ball hitting his standing leg and trickling into the goal.

The pick of goals which I consider to be goal of the month are:

  • Rooney’s first goal against AC Milan
  • Berbatov’s goal against Everton
  • Rooney’s first goal against West Ham United
  • Owen’s goal against Aston Villa

Rooney against AC Milan

Approximately on the sixty minute mark Valencia replaced Nani after a poor performance from Nani. The first thing Valencia did when he received the ball was to attack the opposing full back which Nani had failed to do all game. Rooney had been crying out for a quality cross for him to attack and Valencia duly applied – a deep cross which picked out Rooney at the back post for him to score a difficult header.

Berbatov against Everton

After making a rare start in recent games Berbatov scored the only goal against Everton. Early in the match Valencia drilled in a low cross where Berbatov controlled the ball and coolly finished. Although this goal may sound simplistic, for me the control shown by Berbatov made this goal special. He controlled a difficult ball in an instance and the finish was the cherry on top.

Rooney against West Ham United

Rooney’s goal was certainly the highlight after a frustrating first half. The Berbatov, Valencia and Rooney show were at it again. Berbatov with good vision lifted a pass to Valencia, Valencia then volley crossed the ball for a diving Rooney to head in. The volley cross by Valencia is a real difficult skill but his execution was inch which Rooney agreed with in a post match interview. The fact Rooney scored with a diving header makes this goal even better.

Owen against Aston Villa

After a quick start form Villa, United were on the back foot. With Berbatov robbing Richard Dunne the ball eventually fell to Owen just outside the area who brilliantly finished. The finish was of the highest order, simply world class; Brad Friedel didn’t have a chance in goal. I nominate the goal prely on the finish.

Which goal do you think is the best goal scored for us in February?

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  1. definitely one against west was a must win game after we lost to everton at goodison and frustration was already creeping in at ot after first 30 mins..that goal made a huge impact on the game of course..thats about it’s relevence..afterall it was a well constructed one..started from park to berbatov who gave valencia a delightful was world clas.first time cross was sensational from valencia..rooney finished off it well

  2. All good goals, but I’ve gone for Rooney vs West Ham. I think it all started with Vidic bringing the ball out of defence rather than the long ball we’d got used to from Evans and Brown, then some nice play between Park and Berbatov. Great cross field pass from Berbs, and good to see Valencia have the confidence to volley the cross first time, perfectly placed for the diving header…

  3. Mate,how the hell is Rooney’s goal v Villa not there in that list.for me that is the goal of the month.There was not much pace in Valencia’s cross,then for Rooney to go backward and head over the marvellous Friedel was just perfect placement.

  4. Stretford End Arising on

    fair point mate. Of those goals listed, which goal would be replaced by Rooney’s against Villa?

  5. Stretford End Arising on

    yeah, perhaps on reflection Rooney’s goal should have been included… I just felt Owen’s finish was world class.

  6. Owen’s goal was world class finish but Rooney’s header was a more difficult one and I thought it deservedly is the Goal of the month

  7. Stretford End Arising on

    Probably the timing of Owen’s gol swayed my thoughts. We were struggling at the time and Owen’s goal came out of the blue.

    You are correct though, Rooney’s goal should have been included.

  8. rooneys goal against ac milan the first one was world class ,great ball in by valencia and super header by the white pele.

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