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5 incredible Manchester United comebacks

  • Once upon a time, Manchester United were famous for their comebacks, we take a look at five of the most scintillating turnarounds from them
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Modified 06 Jul 2016, 14:43 IST

Losing to Sunderland for the first time at Stadium of Lights and securing an all-time-low number of points in the history of Manchester United. The Red Devils are not really having a ‘happy’ Valentine’s day. At the moment, they might not be even close to the best club in the world, but once upon a time, they were a team that was feared by everyone all around Europe.Manchester United were known as ‘Comeback Kings’ for their last minute goals that’d turn the whole game around. When they would get hit, they would hit back harder. As every Red Devil would say, ‘Never write us off until the last minute’. You can take a Manchester United player all the way to the edge and he’ll keep coming back and they do it so often, you would wonder if it was a glance.We look back at the top 5 comebacks made by Manchester United.

#5 Chelsea vs Manchester United (3-3)

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Hernandez scored the equaliser in the latter stages of the match to help United earn a point

The first half of the game turned out to be a nightmare for the Red Devils, with what started as an own goal from Johny Evans was followed by former Chelsea player Juan Mata’s volley just 24 seconds after the beginning of the second half. A header from the Brazillian David Luiz gave Chelsea a three-goal lead against the Red Devils in the Stamford Bridge. 

What was supposed to turn out as a nightmare for Man United, was revived by two penalties from Howard Webb, both of which were converted by Wayne Rooney. The manager brought in Javier Hernandez in place of Ashley Young and Hernandez did what he does best. He scored a goal in the final minutes of the game to equalise the scores and earn United a hard-fought point.

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Published 14 Feb 2016, 22:30 IST
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