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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.

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 29 2010

Time: 9:26AM

Your Comments

united played well it was an easy run out.
johnney handsome
West Ham are doomed - believe me!
merlin
Should have scored more but a wins a win.
khoder
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
ODDJOB79
If anyone were to rip up his contract i would volunteer myself to sellotape every little piece back together.
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