Top 10 Manchester United Goals of the decade (2010-2019)
#9 Angel Di Maria vs Leicester City (2014-15)
Angel Di Maria will go down as one of the biggest disappointments in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United. Di Maria was signed from Real Madrid for a hefty fee of £59.7million and was given the iconic #7 jersey.
However, Louis Van Gaal's mismanagement and Di Maria's inability to adapt to Premier League saw him become a rather hated figure among Man United faithful.
Despite going down as a failed signing, his goal against Leicester City must be Di Maria’s brightest moment in a Man United jersey. This goal was the first real hint of the Argentine's ability to become a potential Man United superstar.
The move started with Di Maria picking up the ball near halfway line, dribbling past 3 Leicester City players and exchanging a lovely one-two from Wayne Rooney. When Di Maria got the ball back, he chipped Kasper Schmeichel leaving the Danish keeper rather embarrassed.
However, soon after scoring this stunning goal, Di Maria was substituted and to everyone's disbelief Van Gaal’s team capitulated and conceded 4 times to lose the game 5-3 from a comfortable 3-1 winning position.
#8 Antonio Valencia vs Everton (2017-18)
Football fans have special love for goals scored from long distances where the player hammers the ball past the goal-keeper and leaves everyone gasping for air. Antonio Valencia's goal against Everton in the 2017-18 season will go down as one of the most ferocious hits in Premier League history.
The goal came very early (4th minute) in the game with Nemanja Matic setting up the strike just outside the 18-yard box. And when the ball arrived, the Ecuadorian winger gave Jordan Pickford no chance of making a save as the ball had already gone past the keeper before he made his move.
It was hailed as one of the best Premier League goals of the 2017-18 season and truly worthy of being among the Top 10 Manchester United goals of the decade.
Valencia's early goal gave Jose Mourinho's team a sense of control in the game as Everton failed to create decent chances. Man United went on to win the game 4-0 with late goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku, and the substitute Anthony Martial.Published 05 Jan 2020, 17:40 IST