Manchester United - United 3 West Ham 0
UK time is: 14:31:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

United 3 West Ham 0

Having dropped two points against Fulham last weekend, right at the death, it was essential that United got back to winning ways yesterday.

In hindsight we probably couldn`t have asked for better opponents than West Ham United. Our record against them in recent years is decent and with the London side not having won away from home for over a year, they really did look like they`d be beaten.

For the fixture Sir Alex was again without the services of Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves and Anderson. The boss shuffled his pack slightly bringing Giggs and Nani back into his starting eleven anxious to outsmart a West Ham eleven that, on paper, lacked attacking credentials.

United bossed the first half courtesy of those two golden-oldies, Scholes and Giggs, bossing the midfield, but couldn`t get that early breakthrough they craved. Robert Green, derided as an England keeper, looked quality tipping one exhilarating Nani shot onto the bar and, later in the half, defying Fletcher with an even better save.

But we did go into the break a goal to the good with Rooney finally ending a barren run that hadn`t seen him net since March 30th against Bayern Munich. Wayne will not care too much that it was from the penalty spot, slotting home from twelve yards after Spector had been adjudged to have fouled Giggs.

Any threats from the Hammers were easily dealt with although hearts did miss a beat when Dyer came close a couple of times.

The game was effectively over as a contest five minutes into the second half when Nani, playing in place of Valencia, put the perfect touch to a Rooney pass.

Now the floodgates really did look like opening with United pinning the visitors back in their own half but it didn`t quite happen in front of goal and all we had to cheer manically about was a clinical finish from Berbatov after Scholes had picked him out with a gem of a pass.

United are back to winning ways but in all honesty we`ll meet far more dangerous opposition than a lame looking West Ham side who look as if they could be in for a hard struggle this season.

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 29 2010

Time: 9:26AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
united played well it was an easy run out.
johnney handsome
Report Abuse
29/08/2010 11:39:00

West Ham are doomed - believe me!
Report Abuse
29/08/2010 12:34:00

Should have scored more but a wins a win.
Report Abuse
30/08/2010 05:11:00

Its still just a joy to watch Paul Scholes play , Please Please Please rip up his contract ( If he has one ) at the end of the season and let us ( Wolves ) have him hahahahaha , Even if he is the worst Tackler of all time hahahahaha
Report Abuse
30/08/2010 17:52:00

If anyone were to rip up his contract i would volunteer myself to sellotape every little piece back together.
Report Abuse
01/09/2010 16:03:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Legends - Steve Coppell (Tuesday October 13 2015)

Careful Martial, Careful! (Monday October 12 2015)

United Interested in Galloway (Sunday October 11 2015)

Could Chris Smalling Be The Man? (Saturday October 10 2015)

Schmeichel Scoffs at Klopp`s Promise (Saturday October 10 2015)

Schweinsteiger Injury Concerns! (Friday October 9 2015)

United Interest in Mane Erupts Again (Friday October 9 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 15
2. 401bajigur 3
3. MotorMad 2

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 8 6 0 2 +12 18
2. Arsenal 8 5 1 2 +6 16
3. Man Utd 8 5 1 2 +4 16
4. Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 +4 15
5. Leicester City 8 4 3 1 +2 15
6. West Ham 8 4 2 2 +6 14
7. Everton 8 3 4 1 +4 13

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

United Legends - Steve Coppell
Man Utd : 13/10/2015 13:18:01
Striker Could Be Available In January
Arsenal : 13/10/2015 12:52:01
McCarthy Heads To Adams Park
Southampton : 13/10/2015 12:37:01
BFG - Chambers Can Be One Of The Best
Arsenal : 13/10/2015 12:31:01
Sacking Jose Mourinho Will Be a Historical Mistake
Chelsea : 13/10/2015 12:14:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Arsenal?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 14%
Young 1%
Smalling 1%
Blind 0%
Darmian 0%
Carrick 0%
Schweinsteiger 7%
Mata 2%
Depay 2%
Rooney 1%
Martial 67%
Valencia 2%
Fellaini 2%
Wilson 1%