Manchester United’s worst performance (well for an hour at least) of the season helped produce a thriller of a game at v Newcastle United at Old Trafford. 3 times The Reds went behind but showed their title fight credentials by coming back each time and eventually netting the winner on 90 minutes.
United’s best football came in the last 20 minutes when they played with a tempo and attacked from all areas as they searched for the winner.
Here are my top 5 GIF moments from the game…
1. Robin van Persie ‘shift and pass’
A player who features weekly, Robin van Persie is a joy to watch. I love this little moment when he showed brilliant feet, one touch with his left to shift the ball and then an instant first time pass with his right into the blocked run of Patrice Evra.
2. Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick passes
A move started by a nice outside of the boot Ryan Giggs pass ends as Michael Carrick plays a stunning first time side footed pass for Ryan Giggs to run onto and cross. It was a difficult volley for Van Persie, but would have been some goal if he had scored.
3. Antonio Valencia and Robin van Persie flick passes
As the ball is played down the line to Valencia he plays a great little flick scoop pass into Robin van Persie who plays a neat little flick pass of his own back to the winger.
4. Robin van Persie pass
As Jonny Evans, yes centre back Jonny Evans, runs at the Newcastle penalty area he passes the ball off to Robin van Persie who plays a sublime first time little pass to get Javier Hernandez in on goal. Hernandez takes it around the keeper but can not find a red shirt with his pass.
5. Michael Carrick pass, Robin van Persie volley
This would have been stunning. Michael Carrick plays a beautiful pass into the run of Van Persie who’s first time stretching volley goes just pass the post.
Michael Carrick played a similar pass twice more after this, one found Ryan Giggs who in turn found Javier Hernandez for a chance, the second was for the winner!
The Man Utd GIF Goals
A pair of Paul Scholes passes ONE and TWO
David de Gea catching and throwing to start counter
Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra play
Javier Hernandez touch, Van Persie pass