Who needs defenders when you have Wayne Rooney
and Cristiano Ronaldo
up front? Wayne Rooney
scored his 20th goal of the season and Ronaldo set up Michael Carrick
as Manchester United cruised to a 2-0 win over Sheffield
United that temporarily restored its six-point lead over Chelsea in the race for the English Premier League title.
United shut down its opponents
despite having to play with two midfielders at the outside back positions.
With defenders Rio Ferdinand
, Nemanja Vidic
, Mikael Silvestre
and John O'Shea
started at right back and Kieran Richardson
came on for Patrice
at left back after the Frenchman went off following a nasty challenge by Colin Kazim-Richards
Second-place Chelsea visits West Ham
United on Wednesday (TV: Setanta Sports USA, live, 2:55 pm ET).