Marcus Rashford, Lionel Messi and the 10 most legendary free-kicks

The Manchester United striker scored arguably one of the greatest set-pieces against Chelsea on Wednesday night. See some of the other most talked about strikes below

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Dipping, swerving, flying, swaying. Will we see a better free-kick in 2019 than Marcus Rashford’s thunderbolt for Manchester United against Chelsea? Have we ever seen a better free-kick?

The England striker fired United into the quarter-final of the League Cup on Wednesday with a brace in their 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.

But rather than United's return to form, much of the focus has been on Rashford's wonder goal.

The goal came a day before Rashford's 22nd birthday, and he tweeted afterwards that he "always opens at least one present the night before", and questioned whether it was his (or everyone else's) new favourite goal.

Having brought back memories of Cristiano Ronaldo's famous strike for United against Portsmouth in 2008, we selected the most memorable free-kicks from years gone by in the slideshow at the top of the page.

Of course, there have been so many incredible free-kicks and an honourable mention should go to set-piece experts such as Andrea Pirlo, Juninho Pernambucano, Alvaro Recoba, who all regularly hit the back of the net from distance.

Rashford's strike meanwhile had his teammates purring on social media.

Victor Lindelof suggested he'd seen that kind of strike before, alluding to Ronaldo...

Welsh winger Daniel James referred to Rashford as the GOAT (greatest of all time)...

The official Manchester United twitter account highlighted the reaction of James after he saw the ball go in.


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