Federico Macheda scored his second match winning goal in a week as Manchester United clawed their way back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Sunderland.
Last weekend, the 17-year-old Italian scored a late winner to give United a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa.
“As soon as the ball came to him he put his foot on it and that’s the instinct of a striker,” – manager Sir Alex Ferguson said.
Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
Sunderland: Gordon, Bardsley, Ferdinand, Davenport (McShane 73), Collins, Edwards, Leadbitter, Tainio (Yorke 85), Reid (Murphy 80), Cisse, Jones.
Subs Not Used: Fulop, Malbranque, Ben-Haim, Colback.
Goals: Jones 55.
Man Utd: Foster, Neville, Evans, Vidic, O’Shea, Park (Ronaldo 69), Carrick, Scholes, Rooney, Berbatov (Macheda 75), Tevez (Anderson 82).
Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, Evra, Giggs, Nani.
Booked: Neville, Rooney.
Goals: Scholes 19, Macheda 76.