I wasn't able to see this game for a variety of little reasons that ganged up to overwhelm me, but here's all the important news that matters.
S Andersen, L Young, T El Karkouri, H Hreidarsson, C Powell, D Rommedahl, D Murphy, R Kishishev, A Smertin, D Ambrose, D Bent Subs: C Perry, J Thomas, B Hughes, T Myhre, J Bothroyd
E Van der Sar, J O'Shea, R Ferdinand, W Brown, M Silvestre, D Fletcher, A Smith, P Scholes, C Ronaldo, W Rooney, R van Nistelrooy Subs: T Howard, J Park, K Richardson, P Bardsley, G Rossi
It's 4-5-1 versus 4-4-2 today as United stick with the same starting lineup that beat Chelsea. United, in their weird blue away kit get things underway in another crucial game that they simply can not afford to lose.
Great play from Darren Fletcher in the Charlton 18-yard box as he squares the ball to Alan Smith who slams the ball into the net to give Manchester United a 1-0 lead at the Valley.
36:25 GOAL - Alan Smith Charlton 0 - Man Utd 1 Goal by Alan Smith (Man Utd) drilled right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right channel (18 yards).Charlton 0-1 Man Utd. Assist (pass) by Darren Fletcher (Man Utd) from centre of penalty area.
64:10 GOAL - Darren Ambrose Charlton 1 - Man Utd 1 Goal by Darren Ambrose (Charlton) left-footed (top-left of goal) from left channel (25 yards).Charlton 1-1 Man Utd.
69:06 GOAL - Ruud van Nistelrooy Charlton 1 - Man Utd 2 Goal by Ruud van Nistelrooy (Man Utd) volleyed right-footed (top-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Charlton 1-2 Man Utd. Assist by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) from left side of penalty area.
84:09 GOAL - Ruud van Nistelrooy Charlton 1 - Man Utd 3 Goal by Ruud van Nistelrooy (Man Utd) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left channel (20 yards).Charlton 1-3 Man Utd.