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Video: Deadpool helps out Manchester United in penalty shootout

Ed Ran
3.02K   //    05 Feb 2016, 22:30 IST

Almost every other person on the planet cannot wait for the new Deadpool movie to be released. Fans are already thinking about standing in line at theatres to make sure they get to watch the Marvel comics character come to life on the silver screen – as are Manchester United, apparently.

20th Century Fox recently teamed up with the Premier League club to promote the some of their new hits at home games. And to commemorate the partnership, they released the first video featuring the superhero. 

In the video released by 20th Century Fox UK, the character Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool) puts aside crime-fighting for a chance to take the deciding penalty for the Red Devils. The video shows Deadpool setting up the ball for the final penalty as his “teammates” watch on, praying and hoping he makes the shot.

The likes of Wayne Rooney, David De Gea, Juan Mata, Chris Smalling, Ander Herrera and Bastian Schweinsteiger are seen in the video. Schweinsteiger is also seen praying with his hands clasped before the penalty – definitive proof that Deadpool is not German (of course, he isn’t). 

There is a twist in the end, of course. As there always is, isn’t there? Watch the video to find out!

Manchester United take on Chelsea this Sunday

Manchester United next take on Chelsea in the Premier League in a Super Sunday clash at Stamford Bridge. Both sides will be looking for a win with the Blues currently down in the bottom half of the table in 13th place.

On the other hand, United will look to make a charge towards the top four. They currently lie in fifth place, five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

United boss Louis van Gaal has lost to Guus Hiddink on two occasions before – once with Barcelona when Hiddink managed Real Betis and once with AZ Alkmaar when Hiddink was in charge of PSV Eindhoven.

While there were protests from the Old Trafford fans last month and Van Gaal had admitted he had failed the fans, things have looked up of late with the team showcasing the attacking football of old. The Blues, meanwhile, are on an 8-match unbeaten run in the league.

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