Wigan started the game lively, creating a number of chances that kept an amazing Van Der Sar busy in United’s goal throughout the match, however, The Latics didn’t do enough at the other end to stop Manchester United put four past their goalkeeper, Ali al Habsi.
Wayne Rooney could have been awarded a red card on the eight minute, when the England international clashed with Wigan’s James McCarthy, hitting him an elbow into the side of his head – but to be fair, there wasn’t whole lot in it, but don’t be surprised if the FA suspend him for the upcoming matches – you know how they are when it comes to Manchester United…
A consistent Hernandez, the Mexicutioner, converted a Nani cross after 17 minutes as the Reds gradually took control of the game – the Portuguese winger played a clever one-two with Rooney down the left wing before sending a low cross into Hernandez, who kept calm as he put the ball past the Wigan goalkeeper.
Ferguson later commented on the goal; “It was a terrific finish from Chicharito. That’s what he does best – he is very, very good at it. His percentages in front of goal are very high.”
‘Chicharitwo’ got his second with just over a quarter of an hour to go, when Rooney provided the Mexican with a brilliant through ball and our number 14 passed the ball around Ali al Habsi, making it look easy!
Dimitar Berbatov, who replaced Javier Hernandez, unselfishly set up partner, Wayne Rooney, putting Manchester United three goals ahead – but unfortunately, that goal will be forgotten as you’ll see if you read any of the newspapers Sunday morning.
It was definitely a day to forgot for Wigan when Fabio da Silva came on to make it 0-4, Darren Fletcher sent a cross over Rooney’s head and straight to the Brazilian youngster who scored his first goal for Manchester United. Probably our best performance away from home this season, but still plenty of improvement needed in order to win our next two games away to Chelsea and Liverpool.