Manchester United extended their lead over rivals Man City at the top of the Premier League to 15 points after an unconvincing 1-0 win over Reading at Old Trafford.
It was a less than vintage performance from Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, who were far from clinical in front of goal, but it’s the result that matters as they now have one hand on the coveted trophy.
The Royals had stopper Stuart Taylor to thank after he kept his side in the game with a great save from Ryan Giggs’ second-half strike, while Reading hardly troubled David De Gea in United’s net, with the Spaniard only having to make one save in the entire game.
Robin van Persie continued his poor run of form with another disappointing performance, and United only managed to scrape the lead through Rooney’s first-half strike that was deflected up and over the stranded Taylor.
The league leaders were comfortable but looked to be out of ideas in the final-third in what was one of their worst performances in the league to date, but in true Manchester United style, they still managed to clinch all three points and are well on their way to a 20th title.