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Top five: Great goals scored v Manchester United

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West Brom's Morgan Amalfitano scored one of the best solo goals of the season so far - against, of all teams, Manchester United.

Great goals against the Red Devils are often remembered more than most, and Amalfitano's effort will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Baggies supporters who travelled to Old Trafford on Saturday.

David de Gea isn't the only Manchester United goalkeeper who has conceded a special goal, however. Over the years some of the club's very best shot-stoppers have been beaten by some outrageous efforts.

Here are five of the best goals scored against the most successful club in the history of English football.

5. Paulo Wanchope | Derby County v Manchester United

When Paulo Wanchope picked up the ball inside his own half, nobody expected the Costa Rica international to embark on a Diego Maradona-esque mazy run.

But that's precisely what the lanky striker did.

Wanchope kept going and going until he found himself inside the United box. He then slid his shot past Peter Schmeichel to help Derby record a memorable 3-2 away win.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/LVdaDkiIOfM

4. Thierry Henry | Arsenal v Manchester United

Thierry Henry scored one of the best goals of the Premier League era against Manchester United at Highbury in 2000.

The mercurial Frenchman span his marker with a delicate first touch before sending the ball from outside the box over the head of Fabian Barthez and into the back of the net.

It was a moment of pure inspiration from the man who would go onto establish himself as an Arsenal legend.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/cvl1lqUeowQ

3. Darren Ambrose | Crystal Palace v Manchester United

In November 2011, Championship side Crystal Palace went to Old Trafford in the League Cup quarter-final and secured a famous 2-1 victory.

Darren Ambrose fired the Eagles ahead just after the hour-mark with this unstoppable 35-yard strike past United's Ben Amos.

Ambrose has scored some worldies in his career - but this is the pick of the bunch.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/716yrt_cSpg

2. Philippe Albert | Newcastle United v Manchester United

Newcastle United supporters still fondly recall that day in 1996 when their side famously beat Manchester United 5-0 at St James' Park - and in particular, they remembered the sublime chip scored by Philippe Albert.

Former Belgium international Albert was hardly a prolific goalscorer, but he embarrassed the legendary Peter Schmeichel with this quite glorious chip from just short of 25 yards.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/deXicnyXt3g

1. Arjen Robben | Bayern Munich v Manchester United

This left-footed volley by Arjen Robben was nothing short of ridiculous.

The Netherlands international, who previously played for Chelsea, lashed in a fierce effort into the bottom corner of the net past Edwin van der Sar directly from a Franck Ribery corner.

This wasn't Beckham/Scholes-esque. This was even better.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/xqk-g0UV2QE

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