Saul Niguez goal video: Manchester United target scores 'goal of the season' for Atletico Madrid

The midfielder struck in the 11th minute after stunning solo run

James Orr
Thursday 28 April 2016 16:55 BST
Saul Niguez celebrates his wonderful goal
Saul Niguez celebrates his wonderful goal (Getty)

Saul Niguez has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months, and his stunning goal for Atletico Madrid against Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final first leg will only add to his rising value.

The highly-rated 21-year-old, who has yet to be capped for Spain, picked up the ball inside inside his opponent's half, before embarking on a stunning solo run (watch below).

He then skinned three players - Thiago Alcantara, Juan Bernat and Xabi Alonso - before curling the ball past Manuel Neuer with his left foot.

But was it the goal of the season? Watch for yourself below..

It was his first goal in 10 games – last scoring against Deportivo in March.

TEAMS: Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich

Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Juanfran, Gimenez, Savic, Filipe Luis, Saul, Gabi, Fernandez, Koke, Griezmann, Fernando Torres. Subs: Moya, Oliver Torres, Correa, Jesus Gamez, Lucas, Thomas, Vietto.

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Javi Martinez, Alaba, Bernat, Alonso, Douglas Costa, Thiago, Vidal, Coman, Lewandowski. Subs: Ulreich, Tasci, Benatia, Ribery, Gotze, Muller, Kimmich.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

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