Man United’s Wayne Rooney shortlisted for goal of the year

Manchester United forward nominated for award for his overhead kick against Manchester City in February

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Rooney scored a spectacular overhead kick against City in February Photo: The Sport Review

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Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has been shortlisted for Fifa’s 2011 goal of the year award for his strike against Manchester City last season.

The England international hit a spectacular overhead kick in United’s 2-1 win over their derby rivals in February at Old Trafford.

Rooney joins the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the 10-strong shortlist, with the winner set to be announced at the Fifa Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich on 9 January.

Fans can vote for their favourite goal on Fifa.com until 5 December, at which point the three candidates with the most votes will be revealed. Users can then vote for the winner up until 9 January.

Fifa Puskas Award 2011 nominees

Benjamin de Ceulaer, LOKEREN v Club Brugge

Giovani dos Santos, MEXICO v United States

Julio Gomez, MEXICO U17 v Germany U17

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC MILAN v Lecce

Lisandro Lopez, ARSENAL SARANDI v Olimpo

Lionel Messi, BARCELONA v Arsenal

Neymar, SANTOS v Flamengo

Heather O’Reilly, US WOMEN v Colombia Women

Wayne Rooney, MAN UTD v Man City

Dejan Stankovic, INTER MILAN v Schalke 04

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