the Reds to settle back and watch the Blues take on a fast-improving Chelsea. But full credit to Mancini’s men, who recovered from going one behind late in the game to eke out a 2-1 victory and maintain the pressure.
Most of that good work was undone, however, when the Blues went on to drop four points out of the next six in the league. United, meanwhile, ground out a champions-style performance at home to Fulham, a 1-0 win by no means pretty but still good enough to deliver three points.
Goal of the month - Valencia v Wolves
March’s pick was our second at Molineux, a classic breakaway goal. From a Wolves corner, Rooney set Valencia free, and he flew down the right wing before smashing the ball past Wayne Hennessey.
Player of the month - Wayne Rooney
Wazza simply switched on the afterburners. He scored four times in four league games, passing 20 league goals for the season by mid-March – and in the game he didn’t find the net, he pulled all the strings as United routed Wolves 5-0.
Quote of the month
"I just ran off and a few of the lads were laughing at the expression on my face. It was pure relief and a bit of shock." - Jonny Evans on scoring his first United goal