Sir Alex Ferguson’s 25th year at Manchester United was marked with a tight win over Sunderland at Old Trafford.
Wes Brown, a former United player diverted Nani’s corner into his own net after being pressurized by Danny Welbeck.
The away side toiled away in the second half, as an unconvincing United went back to second in the Barclays Premier League
The game that marked Ferguson’s 25th year as United manager saw one of the Scot’s former charges, Steve Bruce, bring his Sunderland side to Old Trafford.
An early injury to Connor Wickham meant proceedings slowed in the first half, but on the brink of half-time United were able to snatch the opener.
Nani’s corner saw Welbeck pressurise Brown, only for the former United defender to divert the ball into his own net.
Sunderland thought they had earned an opportunity to level the scores when Lee Mason awarded a penalty to the visitors for handball, before his linesman alert the official to the fact that the ball had hit a Black Cats hand.
United looked to take advantage of the break, but Keiren Westwood superbly saved from Wayne Rooney.
But United were able to see out the result, leaving Bruce still without a win against his former manager.
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