With Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all scrambling victories from their opening fixtures, United immediately find themselves adrift after a game of missed chances.
Not even the dismissal of Dave Kitson, just 37 seconds after his introduction as a second-half substitute, could provide the opening United so desperately searched for. But by far the worst problem could be Rooney´s, who went down immediately after Michael Duberry had accidentally landed on his foot and failed to reappear for the second half.
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