York City midfielder Scott Kerr described Jason Walker's wonder strike against Grimsby as "different class" following York's 2-1 win.
Footage of Walker's 34th minute overhead kick has received thousands of hits on YouTube.
"It's on a par with the one Rooney scored against Man City, although whether it will get as good headlines I don't know," Kerr told BBC Radio York.
"In the first half we were phenomenal, look at the character of the lads."
Radio commentators also compared the strike to Wayne Rooney's 2010/11 goal of the season, while York's communications director Sophie Hicks added: "It was an absolutely sublime goal.
"If it had been a Premier League goal it would just be played again and again on Match of the Day, it was absolutely superb."
Interest in Walker has increased following his 12th goal in 16 games, but York manager Gary Mills insisted the player was 'going nowhere'.
"He's not for sale," Hicks added, "We've invested a lot of money in Jason, we paid [Luton Town] a transfer fee of £60,000 and we're not looking to sell him.
"Our aim is for York City to get promoted, get into the Football League and take these players with us."