Man United scored one of the most underrated team goals of all time vs Blackburn in 2008

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There really is nothing more aesthetically-pleasing in the game of football than a team executing a perfect team goal.

A single player can dribble through a whole pack of players, score a 30-yard volley and produce a delicate chip that leaves a goalkeeper helpless, but a group of players operating to such effect as a unit is the finest way to find the back of the net.

Perhaps the finest example of a team putting it into action in the Premier League was when Jack Wilshere scored against Norwich.

The Englishman combined to devastating effect with Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla, producing a number of high-quality one-touch passes and flicks.

At the end of the silky move, Wilshere effortlessly side-footed the ball home on the volley.


Few in the history of the English football can match that strike, but Manchester United have an entry that could come pretty close.

The goal in question came in a Carling Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers in 2008, with Carlos Tevez completing the move.

The Red Devils won the game 5-3 and the goal put them 4-1 up on the night. Anderson, Ryan Giggs and Tevez were all involved as their stunning passing tore through the Rovers defence.


Not bad, not bad at all.

The way Tevez and Anderson breeze past the defenders with just one touch is brilliant. It almost looks like a FIFA goal, such is the precision of the one-twos.

It was the way Fergie likes his football to be played, quick and decisive, two descriptors that summed up his reign in Manchester.

Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers - Carling Cup

It's hard to forget that Tevez was only at United on a two-year loan from West Ham, eventually making the move to bitter rivals Manchester City in 2011.


Ferguson revealed back then that he decided not to sign the Argentine permanently because of his wishes to retire in 2013.

"Tevez told us he was only going to play for four more years," he said, per Goal. "If we had signed him on a five-year contract knowing that he was going to quit in four, there would have been no re-sale value for us."

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