Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

Red Devils dare to dream

May 6, 2012
By Richard Jolly, Old Trafford
(Archive)
Not since Denis Law struck for Manchester City as Manchester United were relegated at Old Trafford in 1974 has a backheeled goal appeared so unappreciated by the scorer. As Paul Scholes, born later that momentous year, flicked United into the lead with masterly expertise, there was barely a flicker of a celebration. No raised arm, no smile, no indication of joy.

Not for the first time, a glance at Scholes offered an accurate appraisal of United. There was an air of resignation about the ...

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