MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06:  Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 6, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Comeback Kings: 7 Times Man Utd Have Fought Back to Win After Trailing by 2 at Half Time

Manchester United are no stranger to a comeback win. 


Saturday's 3-2 win over Newcastle marked the seventh time they've been two or more goals down at half time in the Premier League and came back to win. That's four more times than any other side!


With this in mind, we've compiled a list of all of those occasions, just as a friendly reminder.

1. Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United - November 1993

United would go on to win the league by eight points in the 1993/94 season, and this November win over their city rivals summed up just what they were about as they were coming into their prime under Alex Ferguson.


2-0 down at half time, a double from the enigmatic Eric Cantona got them level, before Roy Keane popped up with the winner to spark scenes in the away end at Maine Road, and put United on their way to the summit.

2. Tottenham 3-5 Manchester United - September 2001

This one ranks as one of the all-time greatest comebacks in English football history, as United arrived at White Hart Lane having dominated the Premier League for the last three years. However, they were taken apart by Spurs in the first half - finding themselves trailing by three at the break. 


Whatever (hairdryer related) treatment Fergie gave the players at half time worked absolute wonders, however, as they scored through Andy Cole within a minute of the restart, and went on to score a further four.


A fresh-faced David Beckham rounded off the scoring on 87 minutes.

3. Manchester United 5-2 Tottenham - April 2009

Tottenham fans might want to look away at this point, as things don't get much more favourable for their side - even though they only blew a two goal lead against United this time around. 


Goals from Darren Bent and Luka Modric had Spurs seemingly cruising at half time, but a controversial penalty given against Heurelho Gomes for a foul on Michael Carrick allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to kick-start the comeback from the penalty spot.


From there, United ran riot, with a further Ronaldo goal, a double from Wayne Rooney, and a strike from Dimitar Berbatov sealing the points. 

4. Blackpool 2-3 Manchester United - January 2011

The first of two famous comebacks in the 2010/11 season came against struggling Blackpool, who couldn't believe their luck when Craig Cathcart and DJ Campbell had them two goals to the good at the half time interval. 


With 18 minutes remaining, and Blackpool defending well, it looked as if it wasn't to be for United - but a stunning late rally, with Dimitar Berbatov strikes either side of a Javier Hernandez equaliser, was enough to secure the points.

5. West Ham 2-4 Manchester United - April 2011

That Fergie instilled resilience struck once again later in the year, when United found themselves behind to two Mark Noble penalties at the break. 


Wayne Rooney, however, was coming into his own after the departure of Ronaldo by this point, and inspired his side to victory with a second half hat-trick, before Javier Hernandez put it beyond doubt late on.

6. Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United - April 2018

The writing seemed to be on the wall even before kick off in this one from last season, with City needing just a point to claim the title against their famous City rivals. 


The trophy looked even more secure at half time, with the Blues cruising 2-0. And although they would eventually go on to secure the Premier League, United's famous comeback will not quickly be forgotten by either half of Manchester.


Paul Pogba came up with a double to get United on level terms within ten minutes of the second half starting, and Chris Smalling was the unlikely man to put the icing on the cake and spoil the day for the home fans.

7. Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United

Boy, did Jose Mourinho need this one.


Staring the sack right in the face, the Portuguese needed to win this one to hold on to his job. It didn't start well.


Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto put the winless-all-season Magpies up by two goals within the first ten minutes, and it could have been more. But United's players, who had been criticised in previous weeks for not putting in enough effort, thrusted the United of old back to centre stage by deciding to turn up.


Juan Mata started the comeback before Anthony Martial struck the equaliser, and Alexis Sanchez - in the last minute, no less - then popped up to seal all the points. In the process, he saved Mourinho's job. For now, at least.