Whenever Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal have faced each other, the match has turned out to be an entertaining one. The teams have cross swords against each other and have produced spectacular goals. Here are the top five of the best goals scored from the Manchester United vs Arsenal fixture.
Thierry Henry, Premier League, 2000
A year after the Ryan famous Giggs’ goal, Arsenal striker Thierry Henry hit a screamer at Highbury. The run-up to the goal was accurate and it was clear that it would hit the target. This particular goal just goes on to prove how well Henry can read the game.
Ashley Young, Premier League, 2011
Ashley Young is viewed with suspicion by football fans, and that's just the Manchester United supporters. There's no denying that he sometimes shows flashes of brilliance when not falling over. The goal and his performance versus Arsenal in United's 8-2 win showed what he can do from the left wing. As far as United fans are concerned, he just doesn't do it enough now.
Patrick Vieira, Premier League, 1997
Patrick Vieira didn't score an awful lot of goals, but when he did, they tended to be of the spectacular variety. The goal he scored a Highbury back in 1997 left United keeper Peter Schmeichel helpless. It was a corner kick which he converted into a worldie. He positioned himself and was present at the right place and took full advantage of the opportunity to score.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Champions League, 2009
Ronaldo has scored a lot of long-range screamers, but this goal is just the perfect counter-attacking goal. Scored in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Emirates, it was a goal of breathtaking speed and ruthlessness. In a move involving himself, Ji Sung Park and Wayne Rooney, this is counter-attacking football at its very best. This was one of Ronaldo’s most memorable goals at United.
David Beckham, FA Cup semi-final, 1999
Giggs' wonder goal took all the appreciation in this match, but a superb effort from David Beckham which gave United the lead is also worthy of plaudits. He had his detractors, but his ball-striking technique was unquestionable. As it turned out, it was a classic Beckham goal. It was the perfect execution of the iconic Beckham bend.