Rooney and Nani inspire United win

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester United went some way to atoning for their midweek defeat to Basel by thumping lowly Wolves 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Nani and Wayne Rooney each netted a brace for Sir Alex Ferguson's side in their first outing since crashing out of the Champions League in Switzerland on Wednesday night.

Jonny Evans was named in place of Nemanja Vidic after the Serbian defender was ruled out for the season with a knee injury, while Rio Ferdinand was named captain in his absence.

It took only 17 minutes for the home side to register a something to show their supremacy as Nani netted for the first time since September with a fine strike from 20 yards.

Rooney, also without a league goal for two months, doubled United's advantage some 10 minutes later with a low drive, before Steven Fletcher claimed one back for Wolves shortly after the interval.

United, however, were able to ride out the brief resurgance from Wolves, and Nani restored a two goal lead when he tapped home after some neat interchange between Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia.

The latter provided the assist once again as Rooney volleyed in his 13th goal of the season to see United close the gap on league leaders Manchester City to two points.

Premier League
Manchester United
Wayne Rooney

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again