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03rd Nov 2016

Manchester United left speechless by goal of the season contender in Europa League

Sow...that just happened.

Tom Victor

If you forgot Manchester United’s Europa League game kicked off at 6:00pm, you might well have missed one of the goals of the season.

Fenerbahçe are United’s opponents for the early game, and the biggest story before the match got underway was that former Red Devil Robin van Persie was only on the bench.

But perhaps Dick Advocaat knew something we didn’t, as the man starting in Van Persie’s place – Moussa Sow – scored one of the best goals we’ve ever seen since the tournament was rebranded from its previous guise as the UEFA Cup.

There looked to be little on as the ball came in towards Sow on the edge of the box. There didn’t even look to be a *shot* on, let alone a goal of this quality.

It conjured up memories of a goal scored by West Ham’s Dean Ashton at Old Trafford back in 2008, and those watching the game were lost for words after witnessing a goal of that quality so early on.

That didn’t stop a few people diving in with the obvious joke, though.

Defeat in Turkey would leave United in trouble as they look to make it out of their group.

Having already lost in Rotterdam to Feyenoord, failure to pick up any points in their second away game would leave them with a lot to do in their last two group matches.

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