Manchester United have beaten Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford, extending their lead at the top of the table to three points above runners-up Arsenal. Man Utd started with Kuszczak as goalkeeper, contrary to reports stating that Foster was set to keep his place. Also, Evra played no part in the match, most probably due to the grudge that Kevin Davies holds against the Frenchman. Ferguson was not ready to risk having a player sent off ahead of the match against bitter rivals Liverpool.
The captain for the night was the mighty Cristiano Ronaldo, who continues to impress football viewers by turning in world-class performances once again. Ronaldo is truly showing that he is the Worldâ€™s Best Player. Man Utdâ€™s two goals in the 2-0 home win came from the sensational winger. Ronaldo converted the first goal in the 9th minute from a corner, and scored once again ten minutes later in the 19th minute from a perfect freekick.
Bolton also had their own chances to score goals, but it was Kuszczak who managed to keep the clean sheet. The Polish continues to prove that itâ€™s going to be a tough fight for the number 1 jersey once the Dutch keeper Van der Sar decides to retire.
Ferguson made several changes from the team that beat Derby last weekend. He decided to rest Ferdinand and Giggs completely ahead of the Liverpool match, while Wayne Rooney played only 20 minutes. The Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo didnâ€™t need any rest, and he was still on the field when Alan Wiley blew the final whistle. The wonderboy has now scored 24 goals in the Barclays Premier League, putting him four goals ahead of second-placed Torres in the Top Scorers table. He has also registered a new record for the Red Devils. Cristiano will always be remembered by the Man Utd faithful and all football lovers as the footballer who beat George Best as the winger which scored most goals in a season. In 1968, George Best scored 32 goals in one season, while in the year 2008, the impressive Ronaldo scored 33 goals until March, with still two months to go before the end of the season.
“It is always good to be captain at this massive club. For me it is an honour and a pleasure. But my responsibilities are still the same. I do not change my game or personality just because I am captain. It is a marvellous night for me.” â€“ Cristiano Ronaldo.
Now, Man Utd can start preparing for the tough game against Liverpool on Sunday, which may just be the game that decides where the English Champions title goes this season.
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