Rooney and Nani inspire United win
Nani and Wayne Rooney both scored twice as Manchester United bounced back from their Champions League nightmare to thump Wolves 4-1 at Old Trafford.
The pair both scored their first Premier League goals since September when they converted first-half efforts.
Then, after Steven Fletcher had pulled one back within 90 seconds of the restart, Nani tapped home before Rooney's volley took him to 13 for the season overall as United closed the gap on leaders Manchester City to two points.
Nani had already served notice of his intention to cause Wolves problems when he was allowed to drift his way across the penalty area, skipping past three defenders in the process. The winger then cut a shot back beyond Wayne Hennessey's right-hand that found the bottom corner.
It was 2-0 when Rooney collected Nani's pass and found the same corner his team-mate's shot had nestled in earlier.
Yet, in keeping with the hosts' recent difficulties, they handed Wolves a lifeline within 90 seconds of the restart when Fletcher peeled off onto Patrice Evra, then rose above the diminutive Frenchman to power home Matt Jarvis' excellent far-post cross.
For a few minutes, United were struggling as Jarvis tormented Chris Smalling. But when Phil Jones set Antonio Valencia away, the South American's low cross was tucked home by Nani from close range.
Hennessey bundled Jonny Evans' header round the post and twice denied Danny Welbeck as United resumed the ascendancy.
In between, Valencia, one of those to struggle for form this season, picked out Rooney with another right-wing cross.
Though not in the greatest position, the bounce was kind and Rooney managed to get his body in the right position to send his shot flying into the Wolves goal.