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Wayne Rooney picks the best Manchester United goal of 2014/15 so far

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Wayne Rooney has picked Angel di Maria's delicate chip against Leicester City as the best goal scored by Manchester United so far this season, even though the immaculate scooped effort couldn't prevent the Premier League giants from ending up on the wrong side of a shock 5-3 defeat at the King Power Stadium.

The Red Devils skipper reflected positively on the Argentine's impressive solo effort back in September that had given Louis van Gaal's side a 2-0 lead inside 16 first-half minutes. The Foxes pulled one back thanks to a Leonardo Ulloa penalty but the visitors' two-goal advantage was restored by Ander Herrera soon after the interval.

However, Manchester United threw away the chance to claim all three points after a 30-minute capitulation saw David Nugent, Esteban Cambiasso, Jamie Vardy and Ulloa again capitalise on defensive frailties that have been a problem for Van Gaal's team for the duration of 2014/15.

Regardless of the result, Rooney thinks Di Maria's delightful piece of improvisation deserves special recognition after being asked for his favourite goal during a recent fans Q&A session with club sponsors Chevrolet.

Describing the goal to camera, the £59.7 million signing from Real Madrid said: "It was nice play that I started in midfield. I passed it on to Rooney, who then passed it back to me, and I think the only option left for me was to chip it.

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"[It was] a beautiful goal and I'm really happy," - Angel di Maria

Rooney and Di Maria are joined by Manchester United team-mates Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo during the short piece of film, during which time they cover off other hard hitting subjects like the best and worst dressed players at Old Trafford and the actual size of the fuzzy-haired Belgian midfielder's hair.

You can watch the 120 second clip which was uploaded to YouTube below, and feel free to have your say on what you think the best Manchester United goal of 2014/15 is in the comment box provided!

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