Are Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck telepathic partners? Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole put them to the test
In their heyday back in the late 1990s and early 2000s Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke set the bar very high for forward partnerships. Like a possessive couple, they new exactly where their other half would be at all times.
Increasingly the duo of Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck are being commended for their instinctive link-up play, but are they the real deal? Who better to put them to the test than Cole and Yorke themselves.
The deadly duo of yesteryear popped into United’s training ground with big smiles, a series of challenges…and a blind fold. We assure you it’s not as sinister as it sounds. Sadly there is no sign of Andy Cole wishing to reboot his ‘partnership’ with Teddy Sherringham.
Cole and Yorke’s telepathic connection was instrumental in the 55 goals they netted between them in Manchester United’s treble-winning season. In the group stages of the European competition that year the best buddies cut Barcelona’s backline to shreds to score a corker. For once we agree with Clive Tyldesley, truly “out of this world.”