Five Things We Learned From Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic

1. Manchester United Did Manage To Take Their Revenge

Sir Alex Ferguson's men did take their revenge of last season's defeat against Wigan Athletic which eventually caused them the League Title. However things were different when the two sides met once again at Old Trafford this Saturday. United not only managed to stop Wigan from scoring but ended up putting four goals behind Wigan's net. The victory would come as revenge for most of the United players.

2. Patrice Evra Has Tough Competition

Sir Alex Ferguson gave his new signing Alexander Buttner a place in the starting XI against Wigan as United's first choice left-back Evra wasnot fit eough to start. The Dutchman made his first team debut for United and has not disappointed his manager. Buttner managed to score a goal which was very well engineered by him. Looking at Buttner's game Ferguson will have tough time in selecting left back for United, also Evra will need to improve his game in order to keep his place in the starting XI.

3. Nani Proved His Worth For United

Luis Nani has finally proved his critics wrong by delivering an outstanding performance in the match today. Nani had missed a chance in the first half and failed to create more chances for United during the first half. The Portuguese then came stronger in the second half with his unselfishness act helped his side press against Wigan. Nani was linked with a move to Russian side Zenit during the closing days of Russian Transfer window which failed due the player's high wage demands. Nani is United player and has proved that he can still have an impact in the game with his performance against Wigan.

4. United Managed To Keep A Clean Sheet

United not only managed a comfortable win but also managed to keep a clean sheet.  Ferguson gave start to Anders Lindegaard ahead of Spaniard David De Gea. Lindegaard was not a busy man during the game due to great defending from United's back four. With Buttner starting ahead of Evra in the left back, Vidic and Ferdinand in the centre and Rafael Da Silva on the right United were able to keep Wigan without threatening. With Jonny Evans coming on as a late substitute for Vidic it looks like United are gaining momentum after their poor start of this new campaign.

5. Wigan Did Try To Push United But Eventually Could Not Hold On

Roberto Martinez and his men displayed a wonderful game of football ib the first half by creating few chances in the beginning half of the game. Wigan were successful in breaking United's midfield and entering through their defense. However Wigan's effort was shattered when Paul Scholes opened the flood gates for United in the early stages of Second Half. Since then it was one way traffic for Wigan as they had lost the game as Javier Hernandez and debutant Buttner scored for United in quick successions. Another debutant Nick Powell came in as a substitute to score his first goal for Old Trafford Outfit.

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