West Brom 1-2 Man Utd: United Rely On Trusty Veteran To Nab Opening Victory (Photos)

Chris Wright

15th, August 2011


By Chris Wright

Reigning champs Manchester United got their title defense off to a winning start with a 2-1 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

Wayne Rooney opened the scoring, nutmegging a shot into the far corner in the 13th minute before Shane Long pulled one back for the Baggies on his debut with a relatively tame shot trundling past David De Gea and nestling in the inside side netting.

United won it ten minutes from time with a little help from their wily old striker, with all-time record scorer

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