Midfielder reflects on his sensational strike at Huddersfield...

Alex Mowatt says his stunning strike in Saturday’s Yorkshire derby victory over Huddersfield topped his equally as eye-catching match-winner against Cardiff last week.

Mowatt, who claimed the Man of the Match award after both games, has taken all the United headlines over the past seven days following a sensational return to the starting line-up.

The 20-year-old was recalled to the team to face Cardiff last Tuesday and marked his comeback with what he described after the game as “definitely the best goal I’ve ever scored” to seal a long overdue three points at Elland Road.

But the midfielder somehow managed to better himself at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, wrapping up the memorable 3-0 victory by sending an unstoppable strike whistling into the top corner.

“I definitely preferred the one on Saturday,” he told Sky Sports after the full-time whistle. “It was a derby game and that settled it, really, the third goal.

“They were never coming back from 3-0 down so I was well happy with it.”

Asked about his return to the team under Steve Evans, Mowatt added: “I didn’t play in his first three games, and rightly so as I wasn’t performing as well as I was last season.

“Since I’ve been back in the team he’s given me confidence.

“I’ve been playing in a slightly different role but I’ve liked it so far.

“Since the gaffer came in we have picked up a few good results and everyone’s going into the international break a lot happier.

“When we come back, hopefully we can keep this run going.”