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Watch: Loanee Harry Wilson nets Ronaldo-esque free-kick with trademark Liverpool celebration as Derby oust Manchester United from Carabao Cup

Harry Wilson, on loan at Derby from Liverpool, celebrates at Old Trafford.
Harry Wilson, on loan at Derby from Liverpool, celebrates at Old Trafford.
Harry Wilson celebrates scoring at Old Trafford.
Manchester United's Juan Mata (centre) celebrates the opening goal against Derby.

Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson netted a spectacular strike, containing hints of Ronaldo, as Derby ousted Manchester United from the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

The 21-year-old struck a long-range 59th-minute free-kick that sent United keeper Sergio Romero the wrong way before swerving back and into the top corner. It levelled for Derby before Romero was sent off eight minutes later. Jack Marriott then put Derby ahead on 85 minutes before Marouane Fellaini struck in the fifth minute of injury-time to send the game to penalties, which Derby won.

Wilson's strike was reminiscent of free-kicks scored at the ground by Cristiano Ronaldo during his days at United.

And he celebrated with an outstretched hand towards the United support, a salute normally used to reference Liverpool's five European triumphs.

Juan Mata had opened the scored for United, finishing off a flowing team move just three minutes in. Anthony Martial swung in a pass from the left, Romelu Lukaku flicked it back to Jesse Lingard and his pass teed up Mata to finish from the edge of the area.

Before the game, reports surfaced that Paul Pogba has been told by manager Jose Mourinho that he will never captain Manchester United again.

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