Yesterday Sir Alex Ferguson insisted he had no problem with Wayne Rooney’s goal dearth despite the striker only scoring once from open play so far this season.
Rooney netted twice in the 4-2 win against Stoke City back in October and also converted a penalty in Braga but then missed from the spot during the 2-1 victory over Arsenal.
Sir Alex believes it’s only a matter of time before the England international is firing on all cylinders again in front of goal after he went close against West Ham when forcing Jussi Jaaskelainen to make a smart save.
Reading v Manchester United
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Saturday 1 December 2012
Manchester United will be looking to retain their lead at the top of the table when they go away to struggling Reading. United currently hold a one point advantage over rivals Manchester City.
For a club like Manchester United that has made of attacking football its trademark, and whose wingers and strikers of past and present are still revered by the crowd, Old Trafford has seen its turf graced by a number of excellent defenders – some technically gifted, some not so but equally loved by the crowd for their commitment to the cause.
Robin Van Persie scored the fastest goal in Premier League this season as Manchester United maintained their spot at the top of the table after a less than comfortable 1-0 win against West Ham United. Continue reading
Manchester United welcome West Ham to Old Trafford on Wednesday night looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.The Red Devils head into the game off the back of Saturday’s 3-1 win over Queens Park Rangers, a win that sent them top of the table after Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Once again United had to come from behind to take all three points, the ninth time in all competitions this season that they have come from behind to win. Coincidentally, the last time these two sides met, United had to come from 2-0 down to eventually win 4-2, but Sir Alex Ferguson will be keen for his side to stop falling behind and giving themselves an uphill task.
Manchester United produced yet another comeback as they defeated QPR 3-1 at Old Trafford, courtesy of goals from Jonny Evans, Darren Fletcher and Javier Hernandez, momentarily regaining top spot on the Premier League table.
Sir Alex Ferguson further cemented his legacy at Manchester United as the club honoured the Sir Alex by unveiling a statue outside Old Trafford earlier this afternoon.
A relatively inexperienced Manchester United side suffered a 1-0 defeat against Galatasaray in front of an impressive crowd in Istanbul.