Chelsea Vs. Manchester United, 2012 Premier League: Fernando Torres Being Fernando Torres

75 minutes in and David de Gea's reflexes are kicking in for Manchester United. The ball fell to Fernando Torres, who did an absolutely superb job of controlling it with his chest before letting it drop for Michael Essien. The Chelsea midfielder let off a rocket, but de Gea managed a perfect save.

Of course, what Torres will be remembered for in this match is not his fantastic ball control. It probably won't even be the drool-worthy cross he sent in to Juan Mata, setting up Chelsea's second goal. No, it'll be the Nando-esque miss that occurred shortly after the Essien strike, in which Torres just took too much time to let off a shot, cutting back and losing the ball.

Torres isn't the laughingstock that many are eager to make him out to be. But as long as he keeps scuffing the shots a striker should be putting away, he'll keep getting stick.

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