This post contains goal videos only – match report to follow tomorrow morning.
For 45 minutes Manchester United missed Rooney’s strength and ability to bring the ball from the midfield up front.
For 45 minutes Charlton thought that they could perhaps get something out of this game – despite the dominant possesion, United had a scare in the box after the boll ping-ponged between Manchester United defenders before going out for a corner.
In the second, it took United 4 minutes to score – and Darren Fletcher, villian turned hero for Manchester United last season with a goal against Chelsea, showed a rare touch of skill to score Manchester United’s first goal.
After that, it was game on, although it took two late strikes from Saha and Solskjaer to end the game 3-0 and leave Manchester United at top of the Premiership table (Chelsea lost 2-1 to Boro, Bolton drew with Fulham).
Manchester United vs Charlton 1-0
Manchester United vs Charlton 2-0
Manchester United vs Charlton 3-0