Telepathic soccer with Manchester United

[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Manchester United’s famed turn-of-the-century strike partners Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke put the club’s current attacking trio of Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez through a repeatedly amusing and occasionally impressive test of chemistry that required blindfolds.

United sponsor Bwin arranged this light-hearted competition following the age-old theme that today’s players just can’t do it the same way the geezers of yesteryear did. The geezers in this case being Yorke and Cole, who are both still 41 years old, and were each born after Brad Friedel.

This video’s titles springs from the "telepathic" understanding Yorke and Cole were said to have with one another. It includes today’s stars training in blindfolds, eerily reminiscent of Luke Skywalker wearing a blast helmet on the Millennium Falcon while honing his lightsaber skills.

Rooney is a good sport throughout. Near the end he even manages to use the force for an impressive blindfolded volley …

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