Ronny Rosenthal’s title has been relinquished - every great miss shall now affectionately be called a “Nando.” The reason why this one might take top spot on the unfortunate list of harrowing, woeful, nightmare-ish football misses is how much beautiful work Torres did right up until the disastrous finish. Okay the through ball from Ramires was a laser that sliced right through the United backline, but Torres still had all to do on receiving the ball. He played off the shoulder, timed his run, turned Evans and Jones backwards, and performed a perfect stepover to flatfoot De Gea, with enough time against an open net to literally walk it in. But he didn’t. He wrong-footedly drilled the ball into the stands instead, cementing himself in football history and coining a new term for all of us to jeer at.
“Ramires, through here for TORRES, HE’S GONNA SCORE AGAIN!!”