23 August 2009

ManU's high-five return

FULL TIME SCORE: WIG 0- 5 MAN



Micheal Owen scored his first premier league goal in a Manchester Utd shirt as Sir Alex Ferguson's side stormed to a 5-0 victory at the JJB Stadium on Saturday.
The Premier league champions had suffered a rare and embarrassing midweek defeat against the newly-promoted Burnley.

But it was back to bussiness as usual as Wayne Rooney netted a brace and Dimitar Berbatov also opened his account for the season to seal united's second win of the campaign. Rooney scored his 100th goal for United in great style by placing the header into the far corner of the net.

United were forced to ensure a frustrating first half but their class told in the end with England striker Rooney producing an impressive performance.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson replaced the entire four man midfield which started at Turf Moor while captain Gary Neville and Nemanja Vidic made their first starts of the season after long term injuries.

United's frustration eased when Rooney, easily the most threatening player, outjumped Bramble to power Valencia's cross beyond the reach of Kirkland (who was wearing a cap lol). Then Berbatov sealed the points in the 58th min after hooking the ball over Kirkland and then finishing from close range (This was probably the best goal of the match).

Wigan were shell shocked and their afternoon went from bad to worse when Rooney added his second and his side's third after his 65th min effort found the net after deflecting off Mario Melchiot's body.

Owen came on for Rooney and Gibson replaced the yellow carded Scholes. Gibson looked impressive with his brilliant long range shots which were pretty much on target. This reminded me of his performace during the last few matches of last season's premier league matches.

Owen then made it 4-0 with a trademark finish which will do his chances of earning an England recall no harm. I must say it was an excellent connection with Nani. It was a spectacular goal from a very acute angle and Michael did no mistakes in putting the ball on target this time!

Nani added the fifth through an awesome free kick in the closing stages to wrap up a brilliant 2nd half performance!

Do have a look at all the 5 goals at the end of the post.

With United finding awesome form, we can expect such brilliant performances in the near future, but the real test lies against the gunners, who visit Old Trafford next week.

(My prediction for this game went wrong, but in the right direction!!!!)

Catch me next weekend after the Gunner's game..

-Aby


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