Manchester United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

A comeback too far

September 29, 2012
By Richard Jolly, Old Trafford
(Archive)
Comebacks have a capacity to overshadow everything that precedes them. They have an irresistible momentum. They provide compelling drama. They forge identities as inveterate adventurers, where no situation is so desperate, no cause so doomed that a rescue effort is in vain. And so it was, on the 11th anniversary of perhaps the greatest ever fightback of Sir Alex Ferguson's long reign, that Manchester United attempted to stage a sequel.

Wayne Rooney was rampaging, Robin van Persie creating. ...

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