When Man United flop Veron orchestrated the best ever comeback vs Tottenham

Juan Sebastian Veron played the worst football of his career at Manchester United, but he showed his class in just 45 minutes against Tottenham.

It was almost certainly the greatest comeback in Premier League history, with Tottenham 3-0 up at half-time in the 2001 clash.

But after the break United flew out of the blocks. Andy Cole, Laurent Blanc and Ruud van Nistelrooy scored a header apiece to square things up. By this point, everybody knew that United would go on and win the game.

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United continued to press Glenn Hoddle’s side and went ahead through Veron with a delightful goal. Some neat interplay on the edge of the box saw the Argentina midfielder burst clear and rattle the ball with his left foot into Neil Sullivan’s net.

But United weren’t done. was involved in the build-up for a fifth for United, before Paul Scholes sprayed the ball forward for another ruthless counter.

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The ball eventually dropped to David Beckham, who had been exceptional in the second half. The Englishman scored a typically wonderful strike, wrapping the ball into the top corner to end any chance Spurs had of levelling things up.

What a game. And a rare glimpse of why Sir Alex Ferguson spent £28million on Veron, who would become known as one of United’s worst signings in recent years.

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