Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has claimed that he nearly cried when Manchester City came from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 to snatch the 2011/2012 Premier League title on the last day of the season.
Man United beat Sunderland 1-0 away from home to stay at the top of the league table after 38 games but their celebration depended on the result between QPR and Man City.
While United’s game was approaching it’s end, City were losing 2-1 to 10-man Queens Park Rangers in the injury time, and as a result, several Manchester United fans at the away end were already planning on how to celebrate what could have been their 20th league title.
However, their celebration was cut short after they got the information that City had scored two goals in the additional time goals to win the tie 3-2. The Citizens leapfrogged Manchester United in the process and finished as the champions of England on goal difference.
It was a moment of disbelief as several United players and fans personally thought City had no chance of coming back into the game, given what the score line was at QPR by the time United’s game had ended.
Paul Scholes said he nearly cried upon hearing that Manchester City had won QPR and were on course to lift the title on goal difference.
And many fans, if not all the Manchester United fans present at the Stadium of Light, felt the same way as Scholes, given how decent Sir Alex Ferguson’s team performed that season.