- Beckham & Giggs almost pulled off a tandem free-kick.
- United legend Peter Schmeichel just managed to get a hand to the shot.
- Time for another try anybody?
They tried it once – and nobody’s dared to give it a go ever since.
David Beckham and Ryan Giggs had been practicing this extraordinary attempt for months and finally risked the wrath of Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson by trying it in a match when they were one down to Aston Villa in 2001.
Okay, (spoiler alert!) they didn’t score. But it wasn’t far off.
Peter Schmeichel was between the sticks and he, at least, wasn’t fooled.
Perhaps it’s time for another tandem try…