Nov 24 – Manchester United fell to a Nicholas Anelka spell in the 11th minute when Gerard Pique failed to intercept a free kick from Ivan Campo and Anelka coolly controlled to ball, turned and tapped it past Edwin Van Der Sar. Without Rooney and Ronaldo, the Red Devils looked a sorry sight and just could not get the equaliser, even though they laboured on.
The 1: 0 defeat to Bolton was the first since August and the second for the season. It was also the first loss to Bolton since December 1978. Another proud record went down the drain.
Nov 27 – Cristiano Ronaldo returned and proved why he is the most valuable player for Manchester United when he scored from a 25 yard free kick during the second minute of stoppage time to secured a fifth consecutive win over Sporting Lisbon for Manchester United in the Champions’ League and keeping the Red Devils as the only team with a 100% record in this year’s competition.
Next game – 3rd December at home versus Fulham.