A convincing 4-0 win at the DW Stadium sees Manchester United retain a seven point lead at the top of the Premier League thanks to goals from Robin Van Persie and Javier Hernandez.
Wigan started brightly and had the lion’s share of the possession for the first 25 minutes, but the United defence weathered the storm and took control of the game on the 36th minute through the Mexican hitman.
The result was never in doubt after RVP made it 2-0 just before half-time – and it was going to be a case of how many will United notch up.
De Gea and his defence were hardly troubled – with Evra and Rafael for the most part acting as wingers and getting forward as often as possible. This has been a reflection of their play so far in this campaign as they continue to be as much of a threat as the actual attacking midfielders.
Michael Carrick was his usual composed self – controlling the tempo of the game. He has been exceptional so far this season and is a player Sir Alex must keep fit if United are to win a 20th league title.
Ashley Young found space and delivered exceptional crosses. Let’s hope he can recapture his best form for the title run in. A good player but one who has not been at his best for a while.
All of the above are worthy candidates for Man of the Match, however I am awarding it to Hernandez.
Many claim the little striker is only effective coming from the bench and struggles to make an impact when he starts a game – however yesterday he blew this claim out of the water.
Hernandez found the back of the net four times, with two being ruled out for offside. He played on the shoulder of the defence and was a constant threat.
Always willing to make those runs and always willing to chase down every single ball – his work rate is that of a player who wants to make a starting place his own.
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