Punters in the Football Transfer Tavern have been left gob smacked with footage showing Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney attempting to recreate his famous bicycle kick goal against Manchester City. However there was a twist as the England international wore a blindfold so he was unable to see the ball arriving!
Along with his team-mates Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck, Rooney tried to demonstrate their ‘telepathic football’ to United old boys Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole in a challenge arrange by the club’s official betting partner Bwin.
Yorke and Cole firstly put on a masterclass of how to pick each other out, on instinct alone with the ball often hitting the back of the net and it was clear that they haven’t lost their ‘telepathic’ understanding.
After their fine example the pressure was on the current set to live up to their standards. Rooney attempts to repeat his 2011 bicycle kick and then hits a stunning volley into the bottom corner and celebrates with a classic slide.
Watch the video below to see Rooney’s attempted overhead kick and then his sublime blindfolded volley.