Manchester United enjoyed a rather easy win today, in contrast to their exit from both the Carling Cup and Champions League some days ago, as the Red Devils put the bad memories behind to comfortably win 4-1 against Wolves at Old Trafford. The good news which came along is that Rooney finally managed to score, and this time twice, with Nani also on the double. The latter scored on the 17th minute to ease off some pressure as Wolves came knocking on the doors in the first minute, but United got in control, and Rooney doubled the lead on the 27th minute to cruise to half-time.
However, Wolves cast in some doubt on the 47th minute as Fletcher (not United’s one), rose to meet Jarvis’ cross and headed home. Jarvis was a major threat on his left wing, and tormented Smalling throughout the second half, but United were the ones to score again, through Nani, as he bundled home Valencia’s cross from close range. United added a fourth for good measure on the 62nd minute, this time through Rooney, with Valencia being the provider again. Confusion between De Gea, Ferdinand and Smalling then almost gifted Wolves a second goal, but eventually the Red Devils sealed the win on the 4-1 scoreline. Too early however I think to say whether the team is back in business, as Wolves are not the highest rated opponents, and the judgement will be out when United manage to win against those teams which lie in the top half of the table, and acting like contenders.