With a game in the balance there is no team more capable of clawing back a deficit and grabbing victory from the jaws of defeat than Manchester United. They have a storied history of coming from behind to win having done it this season against Tottenham and Arsenal already so join me as I count them down:
vs Tottenham 01/02 Premier League
3-0 down at half time to Dean Richards, Les Ferdinand and Christian Ziege goals, United must have got some talking to at half time by Fergie and came out for the second half all guns blazing.
vs Aston Villa 01/02 FA Cup
2-0 down with 15 minutes to go? Yes that would be a problem for most teams but when your wear the red of Manchester United, its just a minor inconvenience.
vs Liverpool 98/99 FA Cup
Ryan Giggs’ wonder goal against Arsenal later on in the competition would be go on to be what people remembered about this competition but in the fourth round of the competition against old rivals Liverpool, United showed again the magic of the FA Cup.
vs Aston Villa 08/09 Premier League
In what is probably my favourite of the bunch, United went into this game with back to back losses against Liverpool and Fulham. Liverpool had just won the day before and were closing the gap on United in the league. Never one to back down from a challenge United stared down adversity in what was one of the season’s most exciting games.
vs Juventus 98/99 Champions League
After a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford United travelled to Turin needing a win to see their way into the final. United are never a team to do things the easy way and were 2-0 down in 11 minutes but in what was an excellent team performance and individual performance by Roy Keane, United were victorious in the Stadio Delle Alpi.
vs Bayern Munich 98/99 Champions League final
There was no doubt that this was going to be number 1. In what was quite possibly the most remarkable comeback ever, United as usual left it late (extra time), but it made the victory all the more sweet as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wrote his name into the Manchester United history books, on what would have been Sir Matt Busby’s 90th birthday.
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