Wolverhampton Ends 29 Match Unbeaten Streak For Manchester United

Max HollanderContributor IFebruary 5, 2011

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05:  Sylvan Ebanks Blake (L) of Wolves shakes hands with Chris Smalling of Manchester United after the Barclays Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on February 5, 2011 in Wolverhampton, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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After an unprecedented 29 straight matches without a loss in English Premier League play, Manchester United lost 2-1 yesterday at Wolverhampton. Nani and United struck first but were unable to hold onto the lead as Wolverhampton's George Elokobi and Kevin Doyle each contributed a goal before halftime that proved to be enough. 

United had not lost since last April at Chelsea and United still holds onto a four point lead over rival Arsenal. Manchester United looks to the team to beat in the premier league and will be the favorite to win the league title this season.

After the recent transfer news throughout the Premier League, Manchester United will have to be mindful of Chelsea's newest addition in Fernando Torres. Additionally, Liverpool added young Uruguayan Luis Suarez as well as Andy Carroll, making them another high caliber team United will have to compete with this season. 

Still at 15-9-1 Manchester United is a strong team led by Wayne Rooney that will look to continue as the successful club they are known to be. Unfortunately for United, Rooney's play has not been what it was a few years ago, making it time for the team to possibly find that new young player they can rely on to score goals for them game in and game out.