Hector Bellerin did the honors Wednesday night, powering home a stunning volley in the 90th minute to give Arsenal a 2-1 victory. Footage of the goal appears above and serves as our Set Piece Video of the Day for this Friday. Enjoy.
Here's what happened.
With the game tied 1-1 and heading for a draw, Bellerin pounced on an attempted clearance, took a touch in the box and blasted a swerving volley into the net at the near post with the outside of his right foot. It was a show of skill worthy of the first team, and the 18-year-old might just get his chance soon.
Signed from Barcelona's famous youth academy in 2011, Bellerin is a Spanish right-back who played often as a winger in his youth career, according to Arsenal.com. When he signed as a 16-year-old, Bellerin said manager Arsene Wenger promised first-team football.
"We met Mr. Wenger and it went so well. It was all too much for me but I paid full attention to everything he said," Bellerin said (via Daily Mail). "When there is a team that guarantees you can play in the first team and above all in the Premier League, then it is very difficult to say no."
Bellerin did nothing but help his chances Wednesday. In addition to scoring the winner, he won the penalty that led to Arsenal's equalizer through Conor Henderson in the 43rd minute. Charni Ekangamene opened the scoring for Manchester United in the 40th minute.
So what do you say, Arsenal fans? Is it time to give Bellerin a chance in the first-team squad?
(h/t 101 Great Goals)