Neville raves about Arsenal's Olivier Giroud: He evoked memory of Cristiano Ronaldo's goal at United

Gary Neville says he 'loved' the goal Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored at the weekend, comparing it to his 'favourite ever Manchester United goal'.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville could not speak highly enough of Olivier Giroud's goal against Newcastle at the weekend.

His opening header drew his plaudits, one which was described by manager Arsene Wenger as a classic 70s goal.

Speaking on SkySports Monday Night Football, Neville went as far to compare it to a goal from the reigning Ballon d'Or winner.

He said: "It was a really fantastic goal. The leap, the quality of the header, absolutely brilliant. I really loved that goal.

"It reminded me the leap, certainly not as good as this one, but my favourite ever Manchester United goal, a Cristiano Ronaldo one. It looked a little bit reminiscent."

The one Neville was talking about was shown on screen while he was talking, and it was Ronaldo's header away to Roma in the Champions League in 2009.

Ronaldo had far more of a run at the ball than Giroud, but we'll leave it to you to decide which was the better goal...

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