A Landmark Win
Man United went into their fourth league game against Wigan at home. Wigan the team that changed the course of the last year league after Shaun Maloney strike condemned Man United to 0-1 defeat.
The host started the game with Lindegaard at between the post. Buttner as many predicted started at leftback ahead of Evra. Kagawa and RVP were also dropped as precaution as they were reported injured while in national duty. As the Rooney is still injured strikers were Hernandez and Welbeck.
Again Man United played under par for their standard. Wigan seemed to be much better team. They confidently ran toward Man United players and tried to create opening. But it was Man United who had the real chance to have the lead when they were awarded a penalty in fifth minutes. Al Habsi the Wigan goalkeeper was judged to foul Welbeck in the penalty area. Stepped in was Hernandez as the taker but Al Habsi redeemed himself by denying the Mexican spotkick.
After that it was quite a boring performance by Man United. Only Welbeck showed why he is important for England by troubling few times Wigan defenses. The debutant Buttner also impressive.
But it changed after the interval. Man United showed the urgency to find the goal. The evergreen Scholes tapped in Man United first from the close range. Then Hernandez scored second after turning Buttner low drive into Wigan net. Buttner the put his name in the score sheet when he scored from acute angle after impressive determined run on the left.
And INTRODUCING NICK POWELL. Man United new signing scored the fourth with a beauty. Fed by Hernandez, the youngster collected the ball with a little shimmy he created yards and spaces. Then he leashed a pile driver beyond Habsi reach.
Well great score margin with a clean sheet. But Man United seemed little edgy especially in the midfield. Scholes-Carrick partnership was impressive but both could easily been beaten by speedy players. They sometimes run of steam but that was understandable as their combined age is 68.
Meanwhile Buttner showed why Sir Alex signed him. He is tough and no nonsense type of player. Kind of Gabi Heinze. He love to move forward but very fast to cover back. Now Evra had a serious contender.
For the game here some interesting facts taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk
This (the game) was a landmark day for United. Scholes was making his 700th appearance in a United shirt and Rio Ferdinand his 400th, while Ryan Giggs took to the field for his 600th Premier League match.
It was also Ferguson's 500th home league match - he had won 355 of the previous 499 (drawing 95 and losing 49)