Man United 2 Sheff United 0
Manchester United 2 Sheffield United 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, April 17, 2007. Sir Alex Ferguson was left beaming after a workmanlike victory over Sheffield United at Old Trafford. Michael Carrick handed Manchester United the lead in the fourth minute of the match before Wayne Rooney added a second goal five minutes after the restart.
Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United team gave a good account of themselves in the 2-0 home win against Sheffield United as they stretched their lead to six points over fellow title chasers Chelsea. Sir Alex Ferguson: “It was a professional job and in the second period we just ran down the clock a bit. The performance was economical and we didn’t kill ourselves, which was important. It´s good to have our six-point lead back, with five matches to go. The players have got the right temperament to cope with it as well. They just kept playing their football; and it was quite good at times.” Manchester United Team: Tomasz Kuszczak, Patrice Evra, Wesley Brown, Gabriel Heinze, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Alan Smith. Substitutes: Kieran Richardson, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, John O’Shea, Craig Cathcart, Edwin van der Sar. Sheffield United Team: Paddy Kenny, Derek Geary, Matt Kilgallon, Chris Morgan, Phil Jagielka, Rob Kozluk, Nick Montgomery, Michael Tonge, Colin Kazim-Richards, Luton Shelton, Danny Webber. Substitutes: Chris Armstrong, Keith Gillespie, Christian Nade, Alan Quinn, Ahmed Fathy.