Football

pogba.

Manchester United almost scored the greatest goal ever against Anderlecht

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Manchester United were expected to beat Anderlecht without too much trouble at Old Trafford this evening following last week’s 1-1 draw in Belgium.

However, Jose Mourinho’s side spurned a host of glorious opportunities to kill the tie off and the second leg subsequently went to extra-time.

United took the lead in the 10th minute through Henrikh Mkhitaryan but were pegged back before half-time when Sofiane Hanni smashed past Sergio Romero.

Article continues below

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford all had great chances to put the tie to bed before extra-time, but they went begging.

However, in the first minute of extra-time, the Red Devils came close to scoring one of the greatest goals of all time. No, really.

Article continues below

Almost the greatest goal ever

Rashford beat a couple of Anderlecht players before spinning on the byline and producing a magnificent rabona cross.

It turned out to be a perfect cross for Pogba, whose well-executed overhead kick appeared to be heading in.

Manchester United v RSC Anderlecht - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: Second Leg

Cruelly, we were denied what would have been a ridiculously good goal by Uro Spajic’s block inside the six-yard box.

Watch: Rashford and Pogba almost score the best goal ever

So close...

Twitter reacts

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Rashford and Pogba’s attempted wondergoal…

Rashford the hero for United

Less than 20 minutes later, however, and Rashford produced the all-important winning goal.

United are now through to the Europa League semi-finals and in with an excellent chance of winning the tournament for the first time in their history.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Europa League
Football
Marcus Rashford
Paul Pogba

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again