Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/12/14

You can’t fault Wayne Rooney for trying to impress Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole. The two former Manchester United stars were lauded for their “telepathic” understanding, and they formed a potent strike-force, which powered the club to a historic treble in 1999. United’s chances of repeating the feats 1999 are gone for this season, so it’s understandable that Rooney would want to impress Yorke and Cole in other ways. On a recent visit to Manchester United, the two members of United’s “Class of 1999″ challenged Rooney, teammates Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Danny Welbeck to match their own feats of telepathy by controlling, passing and shooting the ball … while blindfolded. The whole event started off as a comedy of errors, but the current United trio eventually got the hang of it. Hernandez was able to juggle with Rooney (who didn’t return the favor) at one point. After removing his blindfold, Welbeck started delivering crosses to the still sightless Rooney. Rooney’s attempts to head the ball were unsuccessful, but he was somehow able to hammer home a blindfolded volley that stunned Yorke, Cole and other onlookers. Now that he’s got the backing of the vaunted “Class of 1999,” Rooney should have a stronger case to present United directors if and when he opens negotiations over a new contract in the coming months. Watch the United stars’ blindfolded soccer session in the video below. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Angels, Rangers talking Josh Hamilton trade

Roger Goodell calls both Los Angeles stadium plans 'viable'

Crabtree on joining Raiders: 'Ain't got nothing to lose'

Report: Hardy gets in 'verbal altercation' with teammate

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Chris Sale wanted to fight Yordano Ventura

NFL does not care about Rams' future in St. Louis

Eagles VP Ed Marynowitz says he's not Chip Kelly's 'yes man'

Jonathan Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia

Is Le'Veon Bell's knee finally close to healing?

Tony Romo: We’re going to win a Super Bowl next year

Calipari’s new project: Create virtual reality experience for fans

Maurice Jones-Drew will retire with the Jaguars on Tuesday

Ovechkin jokes about taking a chair from Nassau Coliseum

Uniform colors have already been picked for Vegas NHL team

Golden State: Not losing to New Orleans, but still snoozing

Ventura, Royals need to simmer down before someone gets hurt

The Mets and their weak opponents

Report: Gronk dating former Patriots cheerleader

Nothing gleams like late-round draft gold

The Ultimate All-Living MLB Team

Dubs wanted to gain momentum for Game 4 ... then won

Raptors-Wizards: The taming of Valanciunas, by Gortat, Nene

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota: Perception vs. reality

Report: Gronk dating former Patriots cheerleader

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

NFL does not care about Rams' future in St. Louis

Nothing gleams like late-round draft gold

The Ultimate All-Living MLB Team

Dubs wanted to gain momentum for Game 4 ... then won

Teams who need to ace the NFL Draft

10 bold predictions for the NFL Draft

Ten things you need to know about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Dikembe in 2001: Who want to go to LA with me?

The closer role is slowly dying

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.