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United 4 Wolves 1

United got back to winning ways with a comfortable win over a troubled Wolves side.

Team News - Sir Alex rung the changes for the visit of Wolves. In came Evans (for the injured Vidic), Carrick (for Giggs), Valencia (for Young) and Welbeck.

United - De Gea, Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Smalling, Jones, Carrick, Nani, Valencia, Rooney, Welbeck

Subs - Lindegaard, Fryers, Giggs, Park, Young, Gibson, Macheda

First Half - Looking to get off to a good start, United almost conceded early on at Old Trafford when Steven Fletcher sliced a shot wide from the edge of the penalty area.

The let-off stirred United into life and they almost opened the scoring when a cross from Valencia was headed over the bar by Carrick from roughly twelve yards out.

Hennessey then thwarted Rooney by producing a decent save to deny Rooney from a tight angle. But seventeen minutes into the game United were ahead.

Nani cut in from the left, the Wolves defence backed off and the Portuguese flyer hit a low shot form the edge of the area into the far corner.

It only took ten minutes for United to double their lead when Rooney scored his first goal in nine Premier League games. Set up by Nani, Rooney drilled a low shot through a crowd of players and past Hennessey into the net.

United 1 Wolves 0 (Nani - 17 minutes)

It only took ten minutes for United to double their lead when Rooney scored his first goal in nine Premier League games. Set up by Nani, Rooney drilled a low shot through a crowd of players and past Hennessey into the net.

United 2 Wolves 0 (Rooney - 27 minutes)

With United having so much possession ad camped in Wolves half, it looked as if this could be a productive day, goal difference wise, for United.

Mick McCarthy, trying to rescue things, made a tactical switch with Edwards being taken off and Milijas being introduced, just past the half hour mark.

Matters were to stay the same though as the whistle signalled the end of the first half, a half which had been a comfortable one for United.

Half Time - United 2 Wolves 0

Second Half - It didn`t take long for Wolves to get back into the game when Fletcher rose superbly to send a header past De Gea from a cross from Jarvis. It was Fletchers 11th goal in 16 games.

United 2 Wolves 1 (Fletcher - 47 minutes)

Almost immediately United had a chance to re-establish that two goal lead but Welbeck just couldn`t quite reach Jones` dangerous cross. But that lead was re-established when Nani scored from close range following a fine move that involved the energetic Valencia surging down the flank for Nani to score form close range.

United 3 Wolves 1 (Nani - 56 minutes)

Minutes later the game was put well out of Wolves reach when Rooney made it 4-1. Valencia surged down the flank, crossed into the box and Rooney scored after the striker had turned smartly in the box to get a shot off.

United 4 Wolves 1 (Rooney - 62 minutes)

Sensing the game was won, Sir Alex gave Fryers his United debut, making him, we`re led to believe, the first home grown player in United`s side that was born after the Premier League started.

Two further changes, with about a quarter of an hour to play, saw Macheda and Young replace Welbeck and Nani respectively.

Pushing for a fifth goal Jones went on one of his runs to the by-line, pulled back the ball but Hennessey was on hand to deny Macheda. But the fifth was not to come on a comfortable afternoon for United.



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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 10 2011

Time: 4:52PM

Your Comments

This is the response we needed to see! A great performance from the team but most of all Jones, Nani and Rooney. More of the same please.
TheFamousNo7
Great remedy for the CL hangover. Solid performance, loads of chances and swagger. I agree FN7 - Jones was impressive, and so was Nani and Rooney.. Smalling had tough moments on right side, but again he is not a right back, overall this is what we want, 90 minutes of us going for goals. Thanks boys, new lets hope the mercenaries from london can stuff the mercenaries from Manchester.
nordkap
Nothing like a flat-track bullying of relegation-fodder to paper over the cracks, eh lads?
fifthcolumnblue
hey FCB its what you guys have been doing all season just watch city come up short tonight and see your lead cut to 2 points
nickster
Maybe you should've kept your mouth shut until after the Chelsea game fcb. I'm going to guess that's the last we'll see of you and your soothsaying until next week, assuming RVP doesn't tear you a new one.
TheFamousNo7
hahaha ups fcb... Arsenal will destroy you next..
nordkap
Come on guys, the 1-6 pasting of City doesn't necessarily make you lot relegation fodder.
fifthcolumnblue
Clearly never learnt from the first time fcb. Perhaps this time you will get beat by Arsenal and finish the week in 2nd place. You just keep teeing yourself up and we'll be sure to knock you down.
TheFamousNo7
ROFLMAO! DOn't break your arm trying to pat yourself on the back mate, the cleverclogs attitude doesn't suit you. And you flat-track bullied wolves, just as you'll more than likely win all of your game up until the first week of january. We have a much tougher schedule over Christmas than you do, but at least we've played all the top teams on the road now - and your good selves of course...
fifthcolumnblue
 

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