Shut it down, folks.
Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney scored the English Premier League goal of the year by walloping this gorgeous half-volley from over 45 yards away against West Ham, giving the Red Devils a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.
Just watch the thing below. It’s like a perfectly struck shot off the fairway in golf, right over the dogleg. Gosh dang. The only thing West Ham keeper Adrián can do is glimpse it with binoculars and curl into himself and die.
As an aside, United legend David Beckham was on hand to witness the missile, which is appropriate since he had this memorable 50-yard lob against Wimbledon in 1996. Although, I’d have to say I’m still very privy to this Rooney strike as my all-time favorite.