MUFC 1 Birmingham 0

Rooney played well and scored his 99th goal for United and Berbatov and Nani actually looked interested for a change.

Valencia did OK and it was quite refreshing to see a winger being a winger without all the posturing.

Owen came on and missed a one on one with the goalkeeper. It was truly weird seeing him in a United shirt. Not to mention – wearing No. 7.

Despite two months off, Vidic and Ferdinand (after his shaky performance for England midweek) are both injured (again) and didn’t play.

Ben Foster did much better after his shambolic showing in the Community Shield.

Evra, Da Silva, O’Shea, Evans (Brown 75)
Nani (Giggs 46), Scholes, Fletcher, Valencia
Berbatov (Owen 74), Rooney

Goals: Rooney (34)