Manchester United vs. Bolton Wanderers: 7 Things We Learned in United's 3-0 Win

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Manchester United vs. Bolton Wanderers: 7 Things We Learned in United's 3-0 Win
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Manchester United eased themselves back to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers, courtesy of goals from Paul Scholes, Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick. Here we look at seven things the game at Old Trafford taught us.

Alex Ferguson shuffled his pack to line up with returning formerly-retired Scholes in midfield, while Anders Lindegaard kept his place in goal.

Wayne Rooney was partnered by Danny Welbeck up front.

Bolton never really troubled United with their 4-5-1 formation, which often left David Ngog isolated up front, and though United missed a few early chances—none more gifted than Rooney's penalty miss—once they got their noses in front, they never looked like dropping more points at home.

A relatively straightforward win then, which leaves United atop the Premier League, behind only leaders Manchester City on goal differential.

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