Watch a blindfolded Rooney get hit in the head (and score a great volley) in telepathic football video

By on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Manchester United’s treble-winning ‘class of 1999’ strikers Dwight York and Andy Cole put ‘class of 2013’  strikers Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck to the test in a ‘telepathic football’ challenge, organised by betting site bwin.

The video has amassed more than 2.6m views, in a few days:

Yorke and Cole scored a combined 53 goals in the 1998-99 treble-winning season, putting it down to an almost telepathic understanding of each other’s gameplay.

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The duo demonstrated their blindfolded skills to the young pretenders, before handing over and watching Rooney succeed with one hell of a blindfolded volley – but not until he’d been smacked in the face by Welbeck’s crosses a few times.

Involved agency: Frank PR

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