Match Rewind: Which Spurs game should we stream for free?
The absence of live football is hitting us all hard, which is why we’ve started a brand new feature in which fans tell us which Manchester United match to stream in full for free.
In Match Rewind, we’ll be publishing a series of polls which list four classic matches fitting a specific theme. Vote for your favourite at manutd.com/matchrewind, and the most popular choice will be streamed in full, for free, on ManUtd.com and via our Official App.
Our first poll asks you to select one of four great games against Tottenham Hotspur, the opposition we would have faced last Sunday in the Premier League. There have been plenty of memorable encounters with the North Londoners over the years, but here’s a quick summary of the quartet we’re asking you to choose from…
UNITED 2 SPURS 1 (1998/99)
The Reds went into the final day of the season a point clear of Arsenal and needing a win over the Gunners’ North London rivals to clinch the first leg of an unprecedented Treble. Les Ferdinand’s lobbed opener gave Old Trafford the early jitters, before David Beckham struck to level the scores just before half-time. The scene was then set for Andy Cole to lift the ball over Ian Walker and send M16 into raptures.
SPURS 3 UNITED 5 (2001/02)
The greatest Premier League comeback of all time? The Reds were three in arrears and smarting after just 45 minutes at White Hart Lane. Whatever Sir Alex Ferguson said at the interval worked, however, with quickfire headers from Cole and Laurent Blanc and a Ruud van Nistelrooy goal sensationally drawing United level. Juan Sebastian Veron then left travelling fans in delirium with a driven finish before Beckham added a sweet epilogue to one of our most savoured away days.
SPURS 0 UNITED 4 (2006/07)
Cristiano Ronaldo set the Reds on our way to an emphatic victory over Spurs with a first-half penalty, before Nemanja Vidic, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs stretched our lead – and with it, our advantage over Chelsea at the top of the table – after the break. What this game is really remembered for, though, is John O’Shea’s brief cameo in goal, with Mr Versatile successfully repelling the home side, to the away fans’ chant of ‘Ireland’s Number One’.
UNITED 5 SPURS 2 (2008/09)
Something special was needed at Old Trafford, with United reeling after conceding two early goals and at risk of conceding the title to Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool. Fortunately, Sir Alex could call on a stellar frontline of Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Carlos Tevez, and all four contributed heavily as the rampant Reds notched five times in an incredible 23-minute spell. Four games later, we were celebrating our record-equalling 18th championship.
HOW TO VOTE
Now you’ve reacquainted yourselves with some glorious memories, it’s time to vote in our Match Rewind live blog! The poll closes at 16:00 GMT today (Tuesday), with the winning choice being streamed in full, for free, at 19:00 GMT tonight.