Manchester United Still Believes
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.
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.
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.