Oliver Rathbone wins Manchester United’s Goal of the Month award

by Ben Topliss

Oliver Rathbone has won Manchester United’s Goal of the Month award for February after his fantastic late winner against Derby County.

In the 90th minute of the match, Rathbone tried a shot from all of 35 yards that dipped viciously over the top of Derby’s goalkeeper and into the net, sealing a 1-0 win for Man United’s U18s.

The 18-year-old beat a number of his more established colleagues to win the award after winning 48% of fans’ votes.

Ander Herrera‘s strike at Swansea City earned 19% while Daley Blind‘s late equaliser against West Ham United got 13%.

Rathbone is enjoying a fine goalscoring season for the U18s having scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers last year.

His goal against Derby was an unbelievable effort and a worthy winner of the award. Rathbone should enjoy his moment in the limelight as he continues his footballing development.

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