A casual swing of his boot to release Antonio Valencia, a good cross to Wayne Rooney and the West Ham defence was breached. That incisive move was repeated early in the second half with what appeared to be ridiculous ease. A cleverly disguised pass inside a defender, Valencia puts it on the head of Rooney and to all intents and purposes the three points were in the bag!
While the roles of Valencia and Rooney must not be underestimated, the key man in the instigation of these moves was.…Dimitar Berbatov! Yes, the same Berba who has managed to divide the Old Trafford faithful ever since his big money move from Tottenham at the start of last season.