Manchester United Still Believes

Published on 28-Feb-2015 by srijan213
Soccer / Soccer Daily Update

Buying into the Dutchman's cheese.

Finally.

Old Trafford's home fans got to see the Red Devils at their very best as Captain Rooney guided his army to a dominant 2-0 victory over the Black Cats of Sunderland.

It's been a while since the real Manchester United had fired on all cylinders. Their history recent history suggests this may still be a one-off, but for now, they'll take it.

Sunderland were struggling for most of the match due to Louis van Gaal’s obsession with possession. The tactic worked, though, so Paul Scholes will have to button it for a few days.

United could've been up and running in the first half but for ex-United player John O’ Shea, who showed a brief flair for rugby:

Upon further review ... oops. Mr Referee, sir, that's not Wes Brown.

Luck of the Irish, it seems. Or something.

United eventually got the goal they deserved, as Falcao showed two world-class touches to win a penalty.

Damn! That's a handsy back four the Black Cats deploy.

Anyway, Captain Wazza stepped right up and blasted a cannon shot that no one could save.

The ball might've crossed the line before its sound did.

Rooney racked up a rebound from point blank range in the 84th minute to go edge closer to Sir Bobby Charlton’s record.

This puts United 10 points behind Chelsea, who have a match in hand. Van Gaal's crew is likely gonna need eleven more performances like this to catch up and hope both the Blues and cross-town rival City stumble.

Stranger things have happened in sport, which is why we watch. But still, good luck with that.

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