Maybe I’m being nostalgic here – easily done these days – but who remembers the days when United were a real threat from corners? As a corner betting punter, as well as a United fan, I can attest to this. I used to have us on my corner betting coupons every week, not only because we dominated games and won a lot of corners, but also because we tended to score a lot of goals from them too.
But now I read an MEN article saying we’re struggling from corners these days, and also noticed that according to the Premier League stats, we are only 14th in the league at the time of writing in terms of number of corners we’ve actually won.
So it’s time for a little trip down memory lane with these top 3 Man Utd goals from corners.
Roy Keane v Juventus
Probably Roy’s most famous match in a United shirt, and arguably his most important goal. Keane was a real threat from corners and was surprisingly good in the air considering his height. This superb glancing header direct from a corner sparked the fightback against Juve in the 1999 Champions League semi final.
Paul Scholes v Bradford
Often imitated (or at least attempted) but never bettered, this was just the sweetest corner routine I can remember. Obviously premeditated and probably rehearsed many times in training, but to do it on the pitch is another thing entirely. Beckham floats the corner out to the edge of the box and Paul Scholes does the rest, on the volley first time.
Cristiano Ronaldo v Chelsea
Who can forget this one, when Giggs and Wayne Rooney pretended not to have taken the corner, but in fact Rooney had already touched the ball back into play. Ryan collected it and crossed it in and Ronaldo did the rest. Cheeky little routine, and it really pissed the Chavskis off, which makes it even better.
What are your thoughts on United’s best corner goals? Should Steve Bruce be in there? Or are there any other classics I’ve missed? Drop me a comment and let me know your opinions.