Not many football clubs in the world are good at comebacks. There must be a high level of passion, determination, and commitment to the club that you can do it. Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs that can do this. The Red Devils have been fighting in every match for their pride, their logo shirt, and their club.
Therefore, there is no “quit” or “give up” in the club’s dictionary. They always move forward and fight for the best results. Now, let’s altogether see the greatest comebacks of Manchester United thorough the history of the club. You will be shocked by the last one.
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#4. Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool in 1999 FA Cup 4th Round
Though it was just the 4th round of FA Cup, it was a big match because the club played against Liverpool – the archenemy alongside the history.
In that match, Liverpool had led the score with the only goal of Michael Owen just after two minutes. The score was kept the same until it came to 88th minute. With just a few minutes left, the Red Devils made a huge comeback with two goals from Dwight Yorke and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
These two goals exploded the crowds and brought the highest excitement for MU’s fans right in Old Trafford – home stadium of Man Utd. The most exciting part was when people already thought about the rematch in Liverpool’s home that Ole came out as a hero to score the winning goal.
MU eventually won the 1999 FA Cup after winning 2-0 against Newcastle. That season was also the historic season of Man Utd when they got the treble titles.
#3. West Ham 2-4 Manchester United in 2010 – 2011 Premier League
That game witnessed the high class of legend Wayne Rooney with his comeback the right time. Struggling in the early season, Rooney eventually stood up and fought for his pride and logo shirt. At that time, MU was leading the top of Premier League and followed by Arsenal, who was keeping pressure to the Red Devils.
The first half showed a bad performance of Man Utd when they received two losing goals against the “Hammers”. Fans were disappointed and didn’t believe a good result for MU. Even the most positive people cannot imagine a drawn game for Man Utd; then the classic match was made.
Hattrick of legend Wayne Rooney. Source https://premierleague-static-files.s3.amazonaws.com
It came from a free-kick outside the penalty box that Rooney drew a beautiful curve into the net of West Ham. A few minutes later, Rooney again touched and scored one more brilliant goal, which was also the 100th Premier League goal of the “Shrek”. He finished his hattrick with a penalty before Chicharito secured a classic comeback by a winning goal.
This crucial match helped MU create space to the chasing team such as Chelsea and Arsenal. It also contributed to the 19th Premier League title of Man Utd, which broke the record of their most bitter rival – Liverpool
#2. Juventus 2-3 Manchester United in 1999 Champions League Semi-Final (Second Leg)
It seemed like this was a magical season of Man Utd when they had incredible comebacks in every crucial game. It was in the Champions League semi-finals, and MU couldn’t stand strong against the domination of Juventus in the first leg. Fortunately, the club had one goal in the last minute to tie the match and hope for a better result in the second one.
Yorke’s header for Man Utd. Source https://www.ticketgum.com
Things didn’t go well for Man Utd in the early game when Juventus led 2-0, which was 3-1 on aggregate. But there came Roy Keane who scored from a corner kick and lighted the hope for Man Utd. As the special rule in Champions League, MU only needed one more goal and kept the drawn score to advance to the final.
And Yorke was the one who silenced the crowds in Turin castle. His beautiful header tied the second leg at 2-2 (and 3-3 on aggregate), and this was enough for MU to go to the final. But it didn’t stop there. After standing still against the stormy attacks from Juventus, MU eventually got the winning goal by Andy Cole in the last minute of the game.
This such significant winning match led MU to the Champions League final in Barcelona, where we saw another magic night. Witnessing the attack line of Juventus at that time with Zidane, Inzaghi, Deschamps, and Conte, the critics expressed their admiration of MU defenders. They also said the win against Juventus was even more successful than the Champions League title in the end.
#1. Bayern Munich 1-2 Manchester United in 1999 Champions League Final
As mentioned above, season 1999 was the best and the most magical season of Manchester United. After surviving the match in Turin castle, the Red Devils came to Camp Nou stadium with confidence and pride. But once again, things didn’t go expectedly with Man Utd.
The greatest comeback of Manchester United ever. Source https://www.thesun.co.uk
MU soon received a losing goal from an excellent free-kick of Mario Basler. Despite creating many chances, there were no goals for both teams after the 90th minute. When people already thought about a Champions League title for Bayern Munich, there came a miracle.
Man Utd suddenly got a goal of Teddy Sheringham inside the penalty box while there was only one minute left in the additional time. This helped tie the score 1-1 and both teams were about to go to extra time. But they didn’t have that chance. Ole Gunnar Solskjær came out as a hero to score a decisive goal for MU, proved a magical, dramatic win ever in European football history.
This match is always in the history of the football world because of its miracle and fantasy.
Manchester United is always famous for their greatest comebacks as people often call the additional time as “Fergie time”. In “Fergie time”, you will see the magic in Manchester United. Above are Manchester United’s greatest comebacks of all time that you hardly see those in any other football teams.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.