West Bromwich Albion 1 Manchester United 2: match report

14 August 2011 05:05
6:00PM BST 14 Aug 2011[LNB]Comments[LNB] David de Gea endured a nightmare debut. Manchester United lost both their centre-halves. Yet somehow the champions still managed to start their Premier League title defence with a win.[LNB]Ashley Young's deflected effort 10 minutes from time ensured United did not follow Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in failing to win their opening match.[LNB]Yet on the journey back up the M6, Sir Alex Ferguson's mind will be full of problems.[LNB]Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand will need to be assessed for the calf and hamstring problems that heralded their second-half departures.[LNB]And Ferguson will need to find some confidence for De Gea, in addition to a crash course in dealing with crosses, the Spaniard's inexplicable error in gifting Shane Long an equaliser to Wayne Rooney's 12th-minute opener, setting the seal on what turned his Premier League debut into a personal disaster.[LNB]Related Articles

Source: Telegraph