Video: Legendary Man Utd. Yorke-Cole tandem test Rooney & Welbeck's telepathic powers

Posted by Chris Wright

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Manchester United's strike pairing of Dwight Yorke and Andrew/Andy Cole were as close as is humanly possible to being telepathically simpatico with each other -- the approach play before Yorke's goal against Barcelona in the 1999 Champions League is testament to that.

Anywho, the legendary United front two were put to work recently testing the telepathic capabilities of the club's current stable of strikers, with Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez all blindfolded and put through their paces in a "Class of 1999 vs Class of 2013" face-off for the ages.

We're sure there's some kind of sportingly scientific point to the exercise, but basically we love it because about a minute into the clip Rooney achieves the impressive feat of knocking himself on his arse by booting a blindfolded kick-up directly into his own face!

To be fair to the man, he then executes an absolutely immaculate 'blind' volley shortly after to balance things out...

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